occupational disease

(noun) “[D]isease or disability resulting from conditions of employment (usually from long exposure to a noxious substance or from continuous repetition of certain acts)” (Princeton University 2010).

Example: Office and factory workers are at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: occupational diseases
  • Also called industrial disease.

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