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
plural anthracosilicoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce anthracosilicosis (audio)
: 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 2 Jun. 2023.

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