Definition of Asbestos
Asbestos: A natural material made up of tiny fibers that is used as thermal insulation. Inhalation of asbestos fibers can lead to asbestosis and mesothelioma.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 6/9/2016
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
- Treatments for Lung Cancer
- 6 Health Tips During Lung Cancer Immunotherapy
- Is My NSCLC Immunotherapy Working?