bagassosis


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bagassosis

(ˌbæɡəˈsəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) an allergic response to the dust of bagasse, causing breathlessness and fever
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Noun1.bagassosis - alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)bagassosis - alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust)
alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
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He had discovered that the gases emitted from burning sugarcane bagasse produce bagassosis, an illness that damages the lungs.
A variant of this fiber-related disease is bagassosis, which occurs when sugar mill workers inhale the dust from bagasse or cane waste, which is used for making paper and other materials.