Definition of asbestosis in English:



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

    • ‘Chest radiographs showed no evidence of asbestosis or other scarring pulmonary disease.’
    • ‘Clinically apparent asbestosis occurs only after a significant latent period.’
    • ‘This issue has been addressed comprehensively by two of us in a study of asbestosis and lung cancer.’
    • ‘Only the more severe grades of asbestosis are detectable by gross examination.’
    • ‘They get deadly diseases like black lung, asbestosis, or more insidious poisonings.’