[as-be-stoh-sis, az-]
noun Pathology.
a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.

1925–30; < Neo-Latin; see asbestos, -osis Unabridged
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asbestosis (ˌæsbɛsˈtəʊsɪs)
inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles

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

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asbestosis   (ās'běs-tō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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Example sentences
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.
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