Definition of asbestosis in English:


Syllabification: as·bes·to·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌasbesˈtōsis, ˌaz-


  • A lung disease resulting from the inhalation of asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of mesothelioma (cancer of the pleura).
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    • 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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