berylliosis

noun

be·​ryl·​li·​o·​sis bə-ˌril-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce berylliosis (audio)
variants also beryllosis
plural beryllioses -ˌsēz How to pronounce berylliosis (audio) or berylloses -ˌsēz How to pronounce berylliosis (audio)
: 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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“Berylliosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/berylliosis. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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