Medical Dictionary


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