byssinosis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin byssinum (linen cloth) via byssus + New Latin -osis.

Noun[edit]

byssinosis (uncountable)

  1. A lung disease, caused by exposure to cotton dust in inadequately ventilated working environments.

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References[edit]

  • The Oxford Paperback Dictionary fourth edition. ISBN 0-19-280012-4
  • Webster's Third New International Dictionary (Unabridged) 1976. G. & C. Merriam Co.