Anthracosis An`thra*co"sis, n. [NL. See {Anthrax}.] (Med.) A chronic lung disease, common among coal miners, due to the inhalation of coal dust; -- called also {collier's lung} and {miner's phthisis}. See also the related conditions {pneumomelanosis} and {pneumoconiosis} ({black lung}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • anthracosis — [an΄thrə kō′sis] n. BLACK LUNG (DISEASE) …   English World dictionary

  • anthracosis — anthracotic /an threuh kot ik/, adj. /an threuh koh sis/, n. Pathol. 1. the deposition of coal dust in the lungs; asymptomatic pneumoconiosis. 2. See black lung. [1830 40; < NL; see ANTHRAC , OSIS] * * *       respiratory disorder, the early,… …   Universalium

  • anthracosis — Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon from inhaled smoke or coal dust in the lungs. SEE ALSO: pneumomelanosis. SYN: collier lung, miner s lung (1). [anthraco + G. osis, condition] * * * an·thra·co·sis .an(t) thrə kō səs n, pl co·ses .sēz a …   Medical dictionary

  • anthracosis — n. illness caused by the inhalation of coal dust …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anthracosis — an·thra·co·sis …   English syllables

  • anthracosis — n.; see coal worker s pneumoconiosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • anthracosis — /ænθrəˈkoʊsəs/ (say anthruh kohsuhs) noun a diseased condition of the lungs caused by inhalation of coaldust in mines …   Australian English dictionary

  • anthracosis —   n. presence of coal dust in lungs. anthracotic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • anthracosis — See pneumoconiosis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • anthracosis — noun lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust • Syn: ↑black lung, ↑black lung disease, ↑coal miner s lung • Hypernyms: ↑pneumoconiosis, ↑pneumonoconiosis …   Useful english dictionary

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