noun (plural byssinoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin byssinus of fine linen, from Greek byssinos, from byssos Date: 1881 an occupational respiratory disease associated with inhalation of cotton, flax, or hemp dust and characterized initially by chest tightness, shortness of breath, and cough and eventually by irreversible lung disease

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  • byssinosis — [bis΄ə nō′sis] n. [ModL < L byssinus, made of byssus (see BYSSUS) + OSIS] BROWN LUNG (DISEASE) …   English World dictionary

  • byssinosis — /bis euh noh sis/, n. Pathol. See brown lung. [1885 90; < Gk býssin(os) fine flax, linen (equiv. to býss(os) BYSSUS + inos INE1) + OSIS] * * * or brown lung disease Respiratory disorder caused by dust from cotton and other fibres, common among… …   Universalium

  • Byssinosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD10|J|66|0|j|60 ICD9 = ICD9|504 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D002095 Byssinosis, also called brown lung disease or Monday fever , is an… …   Wikipedia

  • byssinosis — noun a lung disease, caused by exposure to cotton dust in inadequately ventilated working environments …   Wiktionary

  • byssinosis — Obstructive airway disease in people who work with unprocessed cotton, flax, or hemp; caused by reaction to material in the dust and thought to include endotoxin from bacterial contamination. Sometimes called Monday morning asthma since patients… …   Medical dictionary

  • byssinosis — [ˌbɪsɪ nəʊsɪs] noun a lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of textile fibre dust. Origin C19: from L. byssinus made of byssus + osis …   English new terms dictionary

  • byssinosis — bys·si·no·sis …   English syllables

  • byssinosis — n. an industrial disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of dusts of cotton, flax, hemp, or sisal. The patient characteristically has chest tightness and wheeze after the weekend break, which wears off during the working week …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • byssinosis — bys•si•no•sis [[t]ˌbɪs əˈnoʊ sɪs[/t]] n. pat brown lung • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk býssin(os) fine flax, linen (=býss(os) byssus+ inos ine I) + osis …   From formal English to slang

  • byssinosis — n. Med. a lung disease caused by prolonged inhalation of textile fibre dust. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk bussinos made of byssus + OSIS …   Useful english dictionary

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