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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 ?
As adapted to the asbestos context, the reasoning runs something like this: Suppose we know that it takes a threshold dose of 100 units of asbestos exposure for an individual to develop some specific asbestotic disease.
But to state this information about the most plausible account for the mechanism by which asbestotic disease develops is to reveal the inability to make causal determinations of the sort required by Section 36 of the Third Restatement.
However, be also read U7 films as undifferentiated pneumoconiosis, begging Manville's question.61 This consultation probably helped induce the asbestos manufacturer to settle out of court a number of suits brought by asbestotic employees.66