Bagassosis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Bagassosis: asbestosis, farmer's lung, siderosis

bagassosis

[‚bag·ə′sō·səs]
(medicine)
A pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of bagasse dust, a dry sugarcane residue. Also known as bagasse disease.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bagassosis

 

a disease of the lungs arising as a result of systematic inhalation of the dust of bagasse (a waste product of sugar cane). Bagassosis may afflict workers employed in the production of insulation construction materials, such as cardboard, in the production of which bagasse is used.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.