Definition of asbestosis in English:

asbestosis

Pronunciation: /ˌazˌbesˈtōsəs//ˌasbesˈtōsəs/

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)

    • ‘Clinically apparent asbestosis occurs only after a significant latent period.’
    • ‘Chest radiographs showed no evidence of asbestosis or other scarring pulmonary disease.’
    • ‘They get deadly diseases like black lung, asbestosis, or more insidious poisonings.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

asbestosis

/ˌazˌbesˈtōsəs//ˌasbesˈtōsəs/