pneumonoconiosis

pneumonoconiosis

[noo-muh-noh-koh-nee-oh-sis, nyoo-]
noun Pathology.

Origin:
1865–70; pneumono- + Greek kóni(s) dust + -osis

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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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