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berylliosis

noun be·ryl·li·o·sis \ bə-ˌril-ē-ˈō-səs \
variants: also beryllosis play \ˌber-ə-ˈlō-\

medical Definition of berylliosis

plural beryllioses play \-ˌsēz\ or berylloses play \-ˌsēz\
: poisoning resulting from exposure to fumes and dusts of beryllium compounds or alloys and occurring chiefly as an acute pneumonitis or as a granulomatosis involving especially the lungs

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