pneumoconiosis

pneumoconiosis

[noo-muh-koh-nee-oh-sis, nyoo-]
noun Pathology.
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:
1880–85; syncopated variant of pneumonoconiosis

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pneumoconiosis or pneumonoconiosis (ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs, ˌnjuːmənəʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
any disease of the lungs or bronchi caused by the inhalation of metallic or mineral particles: characterized by inflammation, cough, and fibrosis
 
[C19: shortened from pneumonoconiosis, from pneumo- + -coniosis, from Greek konis dust]
 
pneumonoconiosis or pneumonoconiosis
 
n
 
[C19: shortened from pneumonoconiosis, from pneumo- + -coniosis, from Greek konis dust]

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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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pneumoconiosis   (n'mō-kō'nē-ō'sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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