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farmer's lung

noun
1.
a lung disorder caused by inhalation of moldy hay dust, marked by shortness of breath, dry cough, and weight loss.
Origin of farmer's lung
1940-1945
1940-45
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Examples from the web for farmer's lung
  • farmer's lung is caused by exposure to dust from moldy hay, straw, and grain.
  • Precipitin test negative farmer's lung--activation of the alternative pathway of complement by moldy hay dusts.
British Dictionary definitions for farmer's lung

farmer's lung

noun
1.
inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by an allergic response to fungal spores in hay
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farmer's lung in Medicine

farmer's lung farm·er's lung (fär'mərz)
n.
An occupational disease characterized by fever and dyspnea, caused by inhalation of organic dust from moldy hay containing spores of actinomycetes and certain fungi.

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