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black lung

noun

Definition of BLACK LUNG

:  pneumoconiosis caused by habitual inhalation of coal dust

First Known Use of BLACK LUNG

1837

black lung

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BLACK LUNG

:  pneumoconiosis caused by habitual inhalation of coal dust—called also black lung disease; compare silicosis

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