Term: schistosis or pneumonoconiosis
Literally meaning: “a state of being split ”
Origin: Anc Greek
+ (-ωσις)/(-osis )(=suffix denoting “process” or “state”)
The name reffered to the lung disease caused by foliated metamorphic rock as schist and slate.
Schistosis is the fibrosis of the lungs of slate workers caused by inhaling dust.