anthracosis

noun

an·​thra·​co·​sis ˌan(t)-thrə-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce anthracosis (audio)
plural anthracoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce anthracosis (audio)
: 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
anthracotic adjective

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“Anthracosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anthracosis. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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