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pneumoconiosis

[noo-muh-koh-nee-oh-sis, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˌkoʊ niˈoʊ sɪs, ˌnyu-/
noun, Pathology
1.
any chronic lung disease, including anthracosis, asbestosis, and silicosis, caused by the inhalation of particles of coal, asbestos, silica, or similar substances and leading to fibrosis and loss of lung function.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; syncopated variant of pneumonoconiosis
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumoconioses

pneumoconiosis

/ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
any disease of the lungs or bronchi caused by the inhalation of metallic or mineral particles: characterized by inflammation, cough, and fibrosis
Word Origin
C19: shortened from pneumonoconiosis, from pneumo- + -coniosis, from Greek konis dust
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pneumoconioses in Medicine

pneumoconiosis pneu·mo·co·ni·o·sis (nōō'mō-kō'nē-ō'sĭs, nyōō'-)
n. pl. pneu·mo·co·ni·o·ses (-sēz)
A disease of the lungs, such as asbestosis or silicosis, caused by long-term inhalation of dusts, especially mineral or metallic dusts.

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pneumoconioses in Science
pneumoconiosis
  (n'mō-kō'nē-ō'sĭs)   
A disease of the lungs, such as asbestosis or black lung, caused by chronic inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust.
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