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silicosis

[sil-i-koh-sis] /ˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles, as by stonecutters.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; silic(a) + -osis
Related forms
silicotic
[sil-i-kot-ik] /ˌsɪl ɪˈkɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for silicotic

silicosis

/ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(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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Word Origin and History for silicotic

silicosis

n.

1881, a hybrid from silicon + -osis.

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silicotic in Medicine

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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