brown lung
noun Date: 1969 byssinosis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brown lung — brown′ lung′ n. pat a chronic lung disease of textile workers caused by inhalation of cotton dust and other fine fibers Also called byssinosis …   From formal English to slang

  • brown lung — noun see brown lung disease * * * Pathol. a debilitating lung disease resembling emphysema, occurring among textile workers from inhalation of cotton dust. Also called byssinosis. * * * brown lung ( ● brown * * * brown lung, = byssinosis. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown lung — Pathol. a debilitating lung disease resembling emphysema, occurring among textile workers from inhalation of cotton dust. Also called byssinosis. * * * …   Universalium

  • brown lung — byssinosis …   Medical dictionary

  • brown lung — byssinosis or cotton dust disease …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • brown lung (disease) — or brown lung n. a chronic disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of fine textile fibers, esp. cotton; byssinosis * * * …   Universalium

  • brown lung disease — n BYSSINOSIS called also brown lung …   Medical dictionary

  • brown lung (disease) — or brown lung n. a chronic disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of fine textile fibers, esp. cotton; byssinosis …   English World dictionary

  • brown lung (disease) — or brown lung n. a chronic disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of fine textile fibers, esp. cotton; byssinosis …   English World dictionary

  • brown lung disease — noun or brown lung : byssinosis …   Useful english dictionary

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