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Related to asbestoses: mesothelioma, silicosis
A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers.
as′bes·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles
as•bes•to•sis(ˌæs bɛˈstoʊ sɪs, ˌæz-)
a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.
A lung disease caused by the inhalation of fibers of the building material asbestos. They penetrate the lungs and eventually cause thickening of the lung tissue, which interferes with its functioning.