Definitions

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

  • noun A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Pneumonoconiosis in which the particles are of flint: same as chalicosis.

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  • noun pathology A disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate

Etymologies

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New Latin, from silica + -osis. First known use was in 1881.

Examples

  • Fortunately wafer production does not require large amounts of silicon, which is good because exposure to silicon in mines or factories at greater levels can lead to respiratory problems and an incurable lung disease known as silicosis.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Fortunately wafer production does not require large amounts of silicon, which is good because exposure to silicon in mines or factories at greater levels can lead to respiratory problems and an incurable lung disease known as silicosis.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Fortunately wafer production does not require large amounts of silicon, which is good because exposure to silicon in mines or factories at greater levels can lead to respiratory problems and an incurable lung disease known as silicosis.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • Fortunately wafer production does not require large amounts of silicon, which is good because exposure to silicon in mines or factories at greater levels can lead to respiratory problems and an incurable lung disease known as silicosis.

    THE STORY OF STUFF

  • This disease, known as silicosis or "mal de mines", is the most common occupational disease in mining.

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  • An example is the enlargement and, at times, failure of the right ventricle which may appear in certain chronic pulmonary diseases, among them silicosis, which is a threat in certain occupations, and emphysema.

    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1956 - Presentation Speech

  • "Inhaling silica into your respiratory system can lead to a deadly, chronic lung disease called silicosis that can damage the lungs and heart," Alvarez said.

    American Thinker

  • "Inhaling silica into your respiratory system can lead to a deadly, chronic lung disease called silicosis that can damage the lungs and heart," Alvarez said.

    American Thinker

  • "Inhaling silica into your respiratory system can lead to a deadly, chronic lung disease called silicosis that can damage the lungs and heart," Alvarez said.

    American Thinker

  • "Inhaling silica into your respiratory system can lead to a deadly, chronic lung disease called silicosis that can damage the lungs and heart," Alvarez said.

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