Anthrasilicoses

anthracosilicosis

[an-thruh-koh-sil-i-koh-sis]
noun Pathology.
a form of pneumoconiosis occurring in miners, caused by the inhalation of coal and siliceous particles.
Also, anthrasilicosis [an-thruh-sil-i-koh-sis] .


Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see anthraco-, silicosis

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anthracosilicosis an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis (ān'thrə-kō-sĭl'ĭ-kō'sĭs)
n.
Accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust.

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