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caisson disease

Syllabification: cais·son dis·ease

Definition of caisson disease in English:

noun

Another term for decompression sickness.
Example sentences
  • Many workers contracted what became known as caisson disease, which was caused by the changes in air pressure one endures when working in a caisson.
  • One afternoon in the summer of 1872, a man had to be carried out of the caisson with caisson disease.
  • In 1880, the French physicist determines the cause of caisson disease.

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