1. silicosis

noun. a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate.


  • pneumonoconiosis

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Sentences with silicosis

1. Noun, singular or mass
Exposure to crystalline silica may also cause a condition known as silicosis.

2. Verb, base form
Long-term exposure to diatomaceous earth can lead to silicosis, a non-cancerous lung disease that causes scarring of the lung tissue.