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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.
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Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Speaking about the dustbin, Hasan said, "This dustbin has a Wi-Fi module, ultrasonic sensors, servo motor, an LCD, sensor and buzzer."
This way, trash receptacles or dustbins put at open spots would not be over-burdened and thus prevent unhygienic conditions for the citizens.
'They call it Dustbin Estate as a nickname simply because of its surrounding.
When I see a family of four that chooses not to bring their own reusable fabric shopping bag to collect groceries from, and pick up dustbin bags, it makes me see a very small decision leading to unnecessary demand for plastic.
The 32-year-old woman testified before prosecutors that she was checking a dustbin when she felt someone touching her from behind.
Think our block of flats: Regular waste went into a seriously big green dustbin so heavy it was on wheels, with recycle waste just a short stroll further down the road.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had barely finished his speech when Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake lashed out at him, saying that the people will put Rajapaksa's name in the 'dustbin of history.'
On Sunday March 9 (between 2pm-6pm) the hall will be holding its first 'Dustbin Film Festival' with a screening of unusual, recently unearthed, short travel and documentary films from the 1950s to 1970s.
Four years after breaking on to the music scene, Ned's Atomic Dustbin topped the indie singles chart and cracked the top 20 single and top 5 album charts.
The expression, 'dustbin of history', is said to have originated in Russia in 1917.
"If a dustbin can close a road like the A19 - that connects up the whole of the North East - then that's a serious problem," he said.
They turn from speed machines to docile couch potatoes" Model and actress Twiggy, above, urging people to adopt retired greyhounds as pets "The general dress code is to appear to have fished your clothing out of the dustbin" Former royal milliner Marina Killery on the fashion scene in London "She has appalling fashion sense.