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

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1945

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farmer's lung

noun farm·er's lung \ ˌfär-mərz- \

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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