anthracosilicosis

noun
an·​thra·​co·​sil·​i·​co·​sis | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-(ˌ)kō-ˌsil-ə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce anthracosilicosis (audio) \
variants: also anthrasilicosis \ ˌan(t)-​thrə-​ How to pronounce anthrasilicosis (audio) \
plural anthracosilicoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce anthracosilicoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of anthracosilicosis

: massive fibrosis of the lungs resulting from inhalation of carbon and quartz dusts and marked by shortness of breath

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“Anthracosilicosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anthracosilicosis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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