byssinosis

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bys·si·no·sis

 (bĭs′ĭ-nō′sĭs)
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.

[Late Latin byssinum, linen garment (from Latin byssus, linen cloth; see byssus) + -osis.]

byssinosis

(ˌbɪsɪˈnəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of fibre dust in textile factories
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek bussinos of linen (see byssus) + -osis]

brown′ lung′


n.
a chronic lung disease of textile workers caused by inhalation of cotton dust and other fine fibers. Also called byssinosis.
Translations

byssinosis

n bisinosis f
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The workers, crammed into tenements and getting mill fever and bronchitis as they laboured hour after hour, did less well.