silicoproteinosis sil·i·co·pro·tein·o·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō-prō’tē-nō’sĭs, -tē-ə-nō’-)
An acute, usually fatal pulmonary disorder, similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from exposure to high concentrations of silica dust.


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