silicosis


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sil·i·co·sis

 (sĭl′ĭ-kō′sĭs)
n.
A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.

sil′i·cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk) adj.

silicosis

(ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs

sil•i•co•sis

(ˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

n.
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles.
[1890–95]
sil`i•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.

silicosis

a disease of the lungs caused by prolonged inhalation of silica dust, an occupational disease of quarry-workers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silicosis - a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
Translations
kivipölykeuhkosilikoosi

silicosis

[ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs] Nsilicosis f

silicosis

n (Med) → Staublunge f, → Silikose f (spec)

silicosis

[ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs] n (Med) → silicosi f

sil·i·co·sis

n. silicosis, inhalación de partículas de polvo.

silicosis

n silicosis f
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ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned Secretary Environment and Secretary Labour Punjab in person on December 3 and sought report over a human tragedy incident in which 52 labourers died in Gujranwala and Dera Ghazi Khan districts due to silicosis, an incurable disease that cripples lungs.
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The agency estimates that "the proposed rule will save nearly 700 lives and prevent 1,600 new cases of silicosis per year.
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ByNGEuL (CyHAN)- Sait GE-ndoy-du, a former worker in a denim sandblasting workshop who spoke to the Taraf daily last year and said he, like his friends, had been "waiting to die" of the deadly lung disease silicosis, passed away on Wednesday.