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pneumonoconiosis

[noo-muh-noh-koh-nee-oh-sis, nyoo-] /ˌnu mə noʊˌkoʊ niˈoʊ sɪs, ˌnyu-/
noun, Pathology
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; pneumono- + Greek kóni(s) dust + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumonoconiosis

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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