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as·bes·to·sis

 (ăs′bĕs-tō′sĭs, ăz′-)
n.
A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers.


as′bes·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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asbestosis

(ˌæsbɛsˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles
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as•bes•to•sis

(ˌæs bɛˈstoʊ sɪs, ˌæz-)

n.
a lung disease caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust.
[1925–30]
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asbestosis

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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asbestosis - lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particlesasbestosis - lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
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Translations

asbestosis

[ˌæzbesˈtəusɪs] Nasbestosis f inv
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asbestosis

n (Med) → Asbestose f, → Asbeststaublunge f
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asbestosis

[ˌæsbɛsˈtəʊsɪs] nasbestosi f
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as·bes·to·sis

n. asbestosis, infección crónica de los pulmones causada por el polvo del asbesto.
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asbestosis

n asbestosis f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Our view is consistent with the well-known characteristics of asbestos (asbestos in the Ancient Greek Language [phrase omitted]--imperishable), "root-proof," "extremely resistant." It is an international consensus --and already implemented in the corresponding guidelines --that the histological diagnosis of asbestosis requires the existence of fibrosis plus the demonstration of asbestos bodies or uncoated asbestos fibers [16].
Former pipefitter John Hulston died in February 2016 from fibrosis of the lung and asbestosis - a longterm lung disease caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos.
Most deaths result from certain types of ARDs, such as asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma [1].
We identified the clinical and pathologic features of those 45 cases, including demographic and survival data, site and histologic type of mesothelioma, asbestos exposure history, presence or absence of parietal pleural plaques or asbestosis, smoking history, and treatment history, including information available regarding the use of therapeutic radiation.
THE Liverpool coroner has called for a judicial review into the case of a man whose death was linked to asbestosis exposure.
Herman Batchelor, aged 77, of Erdington, was told in 2010 he had asbestosis, a chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling the dust.
Glenys Rowe's husband Leslie died on February 7, aged 81, after suffering from cancer and being diagnosed with asbestosis in 2010.
Mick Antoniw, AM for Pontypridd, said that employers - or their insurers - could be forced to pay back up to PS3m for treatment costs for employees who develop conditions such as mesothelioma and asbestosis if his Asbestos (Recovery of Medical Costs) Bill becomes law.
In its first year the group has helped 119 people in the region with illnesses such as mesothelioma, pleural plaques and asbestosis - the majority are from communities on the banks of the Tyne, Northumberland and Gateshead and more than half used to work in shipyards.
Persons at highest risk for developing asbestosis are those who are directly involved in the handling of asbestos in the workplace.
A MAN who had asbestosis died after suffering a fall in hospital.
A RETIRED docker and former boxer has won his fight to have his asbestosis diagnosis confirmed.