American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An occupational respiratory disease caused by the long-term inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized by shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. Also called brown lung disease.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of pneumonoconiosis due to the inhalation of cotton-fibers.
- From Late Latin byssinum ("linen cloth") via byssus + New Latin -osis. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin byssinum, linen garment (from Latin byssus, linen cloth; see byssus) + -osis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Controlling cotton dust, which causes byssinosis, is important.”
“So, the knitting industry with hosiery specifically, we started lobbying that one, we don't have a byssinosis problem in our industry.”
“The whole problem of byssinosis, the cotton dust desease, was something that the Union, being a minority union, couldn't deal with on its own and had to leverage its power by using the government to establish standards and to enforce standards to protect textile workers from disease.”
“In some cases, in addition to the byssinosis case, a judge has dissented because it's a case which should be reviewed by the Supreme”
“It didn't seem to me that all of the damages should have to be paid by the employer, and so I dissented in the first of those byssinosis cases.”
“And I told her that Inthought she had byssinosis, because she had all the symptoms, so we arranged for Dr. Selikof at Mt. Sinai in Washington under union auspices, at least behind the scenes, to have her come to Mr. Sinai and check her out.”
“Well, she became ill with the byssinosis and the doctors diagnosed it as bronchial trouble, asthma, something ....”
“My sister now, incidentally, has byssinosis and has just made a settlement of a claim against Aleo Manufacturing Company in Rockingham.”
“And she went to him three or four times, and finally, to eliminate all possibilites that it was anything else, she had a lung biopsy and he diagnosed it as byssinosis.”
“Yes, and it's a fine line between byssinosis and cigarette smoking and they always try to crowd it, you know, if you smoke a cigarette, well,”
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"The popular name of several species of Gossypium, natural order Malvaceæ, from which the well-known textile substance cotton is obtained. The genus is indigenous to both hemispheres, and the plant...
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