Definition of berylliosis in English:

berylliosis

Line breaks: beryl¦li|osis
Pronunciation: /bəˌrɪlɪˈəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Poisoning by beryllium or beryllium compounds, especially by inhalation causing fibrosis of the lungs.
More example sentences
  • Given this individual's occupational history, she was referred to our clinic for induced sputum analysis and for the beryllium lymphocyte transformation test, to rule out a possible misdiagnosis of silicosis / berylliosis.
  • The diagnosis of berylliosis (beryllium disease) is based on the person's history of exposure to beryllium, the symptoms, and characteristic changes on a chest x-ray.
  • Berylliosis occurs in both acute and chronic forms. In some cases, appearance of the disease may be delayed as much as 20 years after exposure to beryllium.

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