brown lung disease

brown lung disease n BYSSINOSIS called also brown lung

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  • 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) — 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

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

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

  • disease — diseasedly, adv. diseasedness, n. /di zeez /, n., v., diseased, diseasing. n. 1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection,… …   Universalium

  • lung — lunged /lungd/, adj. /lung/, n. 1. either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and the higher vertebrates. 2. an analogous organ in certain invertebrates, as arachnids or terrestrial gastropods. 3. at the top of one s… …   Universalium

  • disease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of ill health Nouns 1. disease, illness, sickness, ailment, ailing; morbidity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; functional disorder. 2. condition, affliction,… …   English dictionary for students

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