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anthracosis

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noun an·thra·co·sis \ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈkō-səs\

Medical Definition of anthracosis

plural anthracoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  black discoloration of bronchi from carbon pigment that typically causes deformation and obstruction, may be asymptomatic or cause respiratory symptoms (such as cough and labored breathing), and is often associated with the inhalation of coal dust and wood smoke

anthracotic \-ˈkät-ik\play adjective



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