- Also called industrial disease. a disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation.
- a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession: Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of reporters.
- A pathological condition resulting from a toxic agent, hazard, or repetitive operation encountered during the usual performance of one’s occupation.
A disease that is caused by a person’s line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive motion.