black lung disease
black lung lack lung black lung disease lack lung disease, n. (Med.) the popular name for a form of the chronic lung disease {pneumoconiosis} which is observed among coal miners, and is caused by the inhalation of coal dust. It is thus named because of the black appearance of the lungs ({pneumomelanosis}) of those affected with the disease. See also the related condition {anthracosis}. [PJC.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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