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dust

 [dust]
fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis.
blood dust hemoconia.

dust

(dŭst)
n.
1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.

dust

Etymology: AS
any fine, particulate, dry matter. Kinds of dust include inorganic dust and organic dust.

dust

Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.

dust

vector for airborne transmission of infection; it may contain remnants of skin, nail, fluids (blood, exudates) and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and spores)

dust

heavy dust such as in dust storms or volcanic fallout may contaminate animal feed sufficiently to cause sand colic in horses. Ruminants seem not to be much affected.

dust balls
equine intestinal foreign bodies composed of plant fibers with a superficial coating of dense minerals. Because of their light weight they are often evacuated with the feces.
dust inhalation
important risk factor in etiology of coccidioidomycosis (corral dust), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in horses (feed dust in stables).
dust mite
dust rhinotracheitis
dusty feed fed in a confined space such as a stable can cause chronic coughing due to rhinotracheitis in cattle.

Patient discussion about dust

Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?

A. thanks :)

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.

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That's the blunt message today from David Giles, pictured inset, one of a select band of men who was on the winning and losing side for both clubs in one of British football's fiercest dust-ups.
The louts have been involved in major dust-ups involving yobs across the UK and on the continent in recent years.
It has now become as traditional a part of British life as wet summers, traffic jams and Boy George dust-ups for there to be a Lloyd-Webber judgefest on our screens for at least 10 weeks of every year.
2 may come to be "back-and-forth" used as a noun to describe the kind of dust-ups so frequently engaged in by squabbling candidates.
The British catwalker tried to block former maid Gaby Gibson from bringing up Campbell's history of dust-ups with people who work for her, saying it was "scandalous and prejudicial".
But, after the frustrations of the past year when he saw proposed dust-ups with Johnny Nelson and David Haye fall by the wayside, the big Swansea puncher is just happy to be in the ring.
AFTER the multitude of mundane international dust-ups, domestic bliss returns to the betting coupon this weekend.
And indeed, his production has considerable kick, particularly during the aforementioned second act when Elyot and Amanda have the dust-ups we've been anticipating since their reunion.
A throbbing Midlands derby encapsulated some splendid handling and running and a predictable quota of handbagging dust-ups, but was decided by the clinical approach of Nuneaton at crucial moments to use their superior forward power.
The controversial Italian is likely to leave Upton Park during the summer after a series of dust-ups with manager Glenn Roeder this season.
Domestic dust-ups with Dillian Whyte and David Price will offer a better indication of Joshua's potential to be the next to rule the heavyweight scene after Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko.
As Pound-for-Pound number three the Argentine is just two places shy of being top of the world boxing pile and the American media seem obsessed with potential Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao, right, dust-ups.