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asbestosis

[as-be-stoh-sis, az-] /ˌæs bɛˈstoʊ sɪs, ˌæz-/
noun, Pathology
1.
a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; < Neo-Latin; see asbestos, -osis
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  • We've figured out asbestosis in insulation workers, and how it leads to cancer.
  • Tens of thousands of workers die each year from long-term effects of such occupational diseases as asbestosis and brown lung.
  • Symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath and a dry, crackling sound in the lungs while inhaling.
  • asbestosis is the only major pneumoconiosis to demonstrate increased mortality.
  • When you have asbestosis your heart has to work harder to get enough oxygenated blood to the rest of your body's cells.
British Dictionary definitions for asbestosis

asbestosis

/ˌæsbɛsˈtəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles
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asbestosis in Medicine

asbestosis as·bes·to·sis (ās'běs-tō'sĭs, āz'-)
n.
Pneumoconiosis due to prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.

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asbestosis in Science
asbestosis
  (ās'běs-tō'sĭs)   
A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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