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bagassosis

Pronunciation: bag′ă-sō′sis

Definition: Extrinsic allergic alveolitis following exposure to sugar-cane fiber dust (bagasse); has been attributed to inhalation of spores of soil fungi and, particularly, thermophilic actinomycetes.

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