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English definition of “silicosis”


noun [U] uk   /ˌsɪl.ɪˈkəʊ.sɪs/ us    /-ˈkoʊ-/
a lung disease caused by breathing in silica dust, especially found among coal miners and stonemasonsRespiratory disorders
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