from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.
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- n. A disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Pneumonoconiosis in which the particles are of flint: same as chalicosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
New Latin, from silica + -osis. First known use was in 1881. (Wiktionary)