anthracosis

noun
an·​thra·​co·​sis | \ ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce anthracosis (audio) \
plural anthracoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce anthracoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of anthracosis

: black discoloration of bronchi from carbon pigment that typically causes deformation and obstruction, may be asymptomatic or cause respiratory symptoms (such as cough and labored breathing), and is often associated with the inhalation of coal dust and wood smoke

Other Words from anthracosis

anthracotic \ -​ˈkät-​ik How to pronounce anthracotic (audio) \ adjective

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“Anthracosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anthracosis. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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