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silicatosis

 [sil″ĭ-kah-to´sis]
pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of the dust of silicates, particularly aluminum silicate and magnesium silicate (e.g., asbestos, kaolin, mica, or talc).
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sil·i·co·sis

(sil-i-kō'sis),
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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sil·i·co·sis

(sil'i-kō'sis)
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.
Synonym(s): silicatosis.
[L. silex, flint, + -osis, condition]
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