occupational dis ease

occupational disease

noun
1.
Also called industrial disease. a disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation.
2.
a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession: Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of reporters.

Origin:
1900–05

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occupational disease n.
A pathological condition resulting from a toxic agent, a hazard, or a repetitive operation encountered during the usual performance of one's occupation.

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occupational disease definition


A disease that is caused by a person's line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive motion.

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