Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.

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  • noun pathology A chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos.

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  • noun lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[asbest(os) + –osis.]

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From asbestos + -osis

Examples

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  • Chronic (long-term) inhalation exposure to asbestos in humans can lead to a lung disease termed asbestosis, which is a diffuse fibrous scarring of the lungs.

    Asbestos health hazards

  • It was at this point that he was diagnosed as having asbestosis, which is a lung disease that is caused through exposure to asbestos dust and fibers.

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  • It was at this point that he was diagnosed as having asbestosis, which is a lung disease that is caused through exposure to asbestos dust and fibers.

    Blogger News Network

  • No one else claiming "asbestosis" has yet filed a pulmonology report showing diminished lung capacity.

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  • Asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and the deadly cancer mesothelioma, can take decades to show up after exposure.

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  • Asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, can take decades to show up after exposure.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, can take decades to show up after exposure.

    Radio New Zealand News Headlines

  • Individuals who worked in Virginia auto factories, power plants, mills, chemical plants, refineries or shipyards may be at risk for an asbestos-related disease, such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma.

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  • Individuals who worked in Virginia auto factories, power plants, mills, chemical plants, refineries or shipyards may be at risk for an asbestos-related disease, such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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