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pneumoconiosis

noun pneu·mo·co·ni·o·sis \ˌnü-mō-ˌkō-nē-ˈō-səs, ˌnyü-\
plural pneu·mo·co·ni·o·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of PNEUMOCONIOSIS

:  a disease of the lungs caused by the habitual inhalation of irritants (as mineral or metallic particles) — compare black lung, silicosis

Origin of PNEUMOCONIOSIS

New Latin, from pneum- + Greek konis dust — more at incinerate
First Known Use: 1881

pneumoconiosis

noun pneu·mo·co·ni·o·sis \ˌn(y)ü-mō-ˌkō-nē-ˈō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pneu·mo·co·ni·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PNEUMOCONIOSIS

:  a disease of the lungs caused by the habitual inhalation of irritants (as mineral or metallic particles)—called also miner's asthma, miner's consumption, pneumonoconiosis; see black lung, silicosis

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