berylliosis

noun
be·​ryl·​li·​o·​sis | \ bə-ˌril-ē-ˈō-səs How to pronounce berylliosis (audio) \
variants: also beryllosis \ ˌber-​ə-​ˈlō-​ How to pronounce beryllosis (audio) \
plural beryllioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce beryllioses (audio) \ or berylloses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce berylloses (audio) \

Medical Definition of berylliosis

: 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 27 Oct. 2020.

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