bys|si|no|sis «BIHS uh NOH sihs», noun.
an industrial disease characterized by bronchial inflammation and frequently by an asthmatic condition, resulting from long-continued inhalation of dust in cotton mills; brown lung.
[< Late Latin byssinum linen + English -osis]

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  • bys — am·bys·to·ma; am·bys·to·moi·dea; bys; bys·ma·lith; bys·sa·ceous; bys·sal; bys·sif·er·ous; bys·sine; bys·si·no·sis; bys·soid; bys·so·lite; bys·sus; bys·trom·ite; am·bys·to·mid; …   English syllables

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

  • 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 — 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

  • si — ab·ba·si; abra·si·om·e·ter; ab·stru·si·ty; ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty; ac·ces·si·ble; ac·qui·si·tion; acra·si·a·les; acra·si·e·ae; ac·ro·tar·si·al; ac·ro·tar·si·um; adi·ba·si; ad·mis·si·bil·i·ty; ad·mis·si·ble; ad·ver·si·ty; aero·si·nus·i·tis; ali·si·er; …   English syllables

  • Am — Am; am·a·crine; am·adel·phous; am·a·dou; am·a·lek·ite; am·al·ri·cian; am·an·din; am·a·ni·ta; am·a·nous; am·a·ra; am·a·ranth; am·a·ran·tha·ce·ae; am·a·ran·thine; am·a·ran·thus; am·a·ran·tite; am·a·relle; am·a·ril·lite; am·a·roid; am·a·roi·dal;… …   English syllables

  • ma — abo·ma; ab·o·ma·sal; ab·o·ma·sum; abro·ma; ab·u·ku·ma·lite; abu·lo·ma·nia; acan·tho·chei·lo·ne·ma; ac·an·tho·ma; acan·tho·so·ma; ac·cla·ma·tion; ac·cli·ma·ta·tion; ac·cli·ma·tion; ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion; ac·cli·ma·tize; acel·da·ma; acho·ma·wi;… …   English syllables

  • to — ace·to·ac·et·an·i·lide; ace·to·ac·e·tate; ace·to·ace·tic; ace·to·ace·tyl; ace·to·ar·se·nite; ace·to·bac·ter; ace·to·bu·ty·rate; ace·to·car·mine; ace·to·glyc·er·ide; ace·to·ki·nase; ace·to·me·roc·tol; ace·to·mor·phine; ace·to·naph·thone;… …   English syllables

  • sal — ab·o·ma·sal; abys·sal·benthic; abys·sal·pelagic; ace·tyl·sal·i·cyl·ic; ali·na·sal; al·ve·o·lo·na·sal; ami·no·sal·i·cyl·ic; am·phi·va·sal; apoph·y·sal; ban·sal·a·guin; bar·i·sal; ba·sal·tic; ba·sal·ti·form; bi·cur·sal; bi·ja·sal; bi·sal·tae;… …   English syllables

  • trom — as·trom·e·try; bys·trom·ite; elec·trom·e·ter; in·fil·trom·e·ter; ni·trom·e·ter; pen·e·trom·e·ter; spec·trom·e·ter; spec·trom·e·try; trom·ba; trom·bic·u·la; trom·bi·cu·li·dae; trom·bi·di·a·sis; trom·bi·di·idae; trom·bid·i·um; trom·bi·doi·dea;… …   English syllables

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