from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chronic, progressive lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of asbestos particles.
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- n. A chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos.
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- n. lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
asbest(os) + -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From asbestos + -osis (Wiktionary)