chalicosis

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chalicosis

 [kal″ĭ-ko´sis]
pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of particles of stone; called also flint disease.

chal·i·co·sis

(kal'i-kō'sis),
Pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of dust related to the occupation of stone cutting or masonry.
Synonym(s): flint disease
[G. chalix, gravel]

chalicosis

/chal·i·co·sis/ (kal″ĭ-ko´sis) pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of fine particles of stone.

chalicosis

[kal′ikō′sis]
a type of fibrosis that results from the inhalation of impure calcium dusts. Pure calcium dusts are soluble and are absorbed. Calcium dusts from marble, limestone, or Portland cement usually do not cause fibrosis. Respiratory impairment is generally caused by the presence of free silica in the calcium dust.

chal·i·co·sis

(kal-i-kō'sis)
Pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of dust incident to the occupation of stone cutting.
[G. chalix, gravel]

chalicosis

A form of PNEUMOCONIOSIS caused by inhaling stone dust. Also called flint disease.
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