farmer lung

farmer's lung

noun
a lung disorder caused by inhalation of moldy hay dust, marked by shortness of breath, dry cough, and weight loss.

Origin:
1940–45

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farmer's lung
 
n
inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by an allergic response to fungal spores in hay

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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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