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A form of pneumoconiosis resulting from occupational exposure to and inhalation of silica dust over a period of years; characterized by a slowly progressive fibrosis of the lungs, which may result in impairment of lung function; silicosis predisposes to pulmonary tuberculosis.
[L. silex, flint, + -osis, condition]
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pneumosilicosis(nu?mo-sil?i-ko'sis) [Gr. pneumon, lung, + L. silex, flint, + Gr. osis, condition] Silicosis.
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