farmer's lung

noun

Definition of farmer's lung

: an acute pulmonary disorder characterized by sudden onset, fever, cough, expectoration, and breathlessness that results from the inhalation of spores in dust from moldy hay or straw

First Known Use of farmer's lung

1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Farmer's lung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farmer%27s%20lung. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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farmer's lung

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farm·​er's lung | \ ˌfär-mərz- How to pronounce farmer's lung (audio) \

Medical Definition of farmer's lung

: an acute pulmonary disorder that is characterized by sudden onset, fever, cough, expectoration, and breathlessness and that results from the inhalation of dust from moldy hay or straw

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