Translation of silicosis in Spanish:

silicosis

silicosis, n.

Pronunciation: /ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs//ˌsɪləˈkoʊsəs/

noun

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    silicosis feminine
    • The breathing of coal and rock dust causes black lung, the common name given to the lung diseases pneumoconiosis and silicosis.
    • He had worked in a brickyard for years and got silicosis from the dust in his lungs.
    • Patients with silicosis are at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis.
    • In the concentration camp he had contracted silicosis, a lung disease similar to a combination of tuberculosis and emphysema from breathing in the fine dust that filtered through the cracks in the walls and floors.
    • For those that don't know, silicosis is an occupational lung disease that can be fatal.