byssinoses

byssinosis

[bis-uh-noh-sis]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1885–90; < Greek býssin(os) fine flax, linen (equivalent to býss(os) byssus + -inos -ine1) + -osis

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byssinosis (ˌbɪsɪˈnəʊsɪs)
 
n
a lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of fibre dust in textile factories
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek bussinos of linen (see byssus) + -osis]

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byssinosis bys·si·no·sis (bĭs'ĭ-nō'sĭs)
n.
A form of pneumoconiosis that affects cotton, flax, and hemp workers and is characterized by symptoms, such as wheezing, that are most severe at the beginning of each work week. Also called brown lung disease.

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