Definition of asbestosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌasbesˈtōsəs/
Pronunciation: /ˌazˌbesˈtōsəs/


A lung disease resulting from the inhalation of asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of mesothelioma (cancer of the pleura).
Example sentences
  • This issue has been addressed comprehensively by two of us in a study of asbestosis and lung cancer.
  • They get deadly diseases like black lung, asbestosis, or more insidious poisonings.
  • Only the more severe grades of asbestosis are detectable by gross examination.

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Syllabification: as·bes·to·sis

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