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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: tal-ko'sis

Definition: A pulmonary disorder related to silicosis, occurring in workers exposed to talc mixed with silicates; characterized by restrictive or obstructive disorders of breathing or the two in combination.

[talc + G. -osis, condition]

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