Asbestosis

Asbestosis,

Definition of Asbestosis:

  1. Lung disease caused by breathing asbestos fiber over a period. These extremely fine fibers scar the lungs and make breathing progressively harder. Though its symptoms are similar to that of asthma, asbestosis can be fatal. See also mesothelioma.

  2. A lung disease resulting from the inhalation of asbestos particles, marked by severe fibrosis and a high risk of mesothelioma (cancer of the pleura).

How to use Asbestosis in a sentence?

  1. This issue has been addressed comprehensively by two of us in a study of asbestosis and lung cancer.

Meaning of Asbestosis & Asbestosis Definition