a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles, as by stonecutters.
(pathol) a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs
silicosis sil·i·co·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō’sĭs)
A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of minerals that contain silica and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath. Also called silicatosis.
sil’i·cot’ic (-kŏt’ĭk) adj.
silicotuberculosis sil·i·co·tu·ber·cu·lo·sis (sĭl’ĭ-kō-tu-bûr’kyə-lō’sĭs, -tyu-) n. Silicosis associated with tuberculous pulmonary lesions.
noun (pl) -liculae (-ˈlɪkjʊliː), -cles, -cules 1. (botany) a short broad siliqua, occurring in such cruciferous plants as honesty and shepherd’s-purse
adjective, Botany. 1. bearing silicles. 2. having the form or appearance of a silicle. adjective 1. (of certain cruciferous plants such as honesty) producing siliculae
- Siliculose cataract
siliculose cataract si·lic·u·lose cataract (sə-lĭk’yə-lōs’) n. Calcareous degeneration of the lens capsule.