silicotic

silicosis

[sil-i-koh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles, as by stonecutters.

Origin:
1890–95; silic(a) + -osis

silicotic [sil-i-kot-ik] , adjective
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silicosis (ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs

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silicosis sil·i·co·sis (sĭl'ĭ-kō'sĭs)
n.
A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of minerals that contain silica and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath. Also called silicatosis.


sil'i·cot'ic (-kŏt'ĭk) adj.
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