berylliosis be·ryl·li·o·sis (bə-rĭl'ē-ō'sĭs)
Beryllium poisoning characterized by the occurrence of granulomatous fibrosis, especially of the lungs, due to inhalation of beryllium salts.
systemic industrial disease caused by poisoning with beryllium, usually involving the lungs but occasionally affecting only the skin. There are two forms: an acute illness occurring most frequently in workers extracting beryllium metal from ore or manufacturing beryllium alloys, and a slow-developing chronic disease occurring in scientific and industrial workers who are exposed to beryllium-containing fumes and dust.
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