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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A chronic industrial disease associated with the inhalation of cotton dust over a long period of time and characterized by chronic bronchitis sometimes complicated by emphysema or asthma -- called also mill fever.

Usage examples (11)
  • Well, she became ill with the byssinosis and the doctors diagnosed it as bronchial trouble, asthma, something ....
  • In some cases, in addition to the byssinosis case, a judge has dissented because it's a case which should be reviewed by the Supreme
  • So, the knitting industry with hosiery specifically, we started lobbying that one, we don't have a byssinosis problem in our industry.
  • My sister now, incidentally, has byssinosis and has just made a settlement of a claim against Aleo Manufacturing Company in Rockingham. for more
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