Recent Examples of silicosis from the Web
Authorities said Hall quickly developed silicosis from the unlicensed procedure.
A second employee could not afford to see a doctor but also had symptoms of silicosis.
In 2009, Turkey banned sandblasting—the practice of spraying denim with sand to give it a fashionable distressed look—because workers were developing silicosis from breathing in sand.
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Origin and Etymology of silicosis
New Latin, from silica + -osis
First Known Use: 1881See Words from the same year
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