pneumoconiosis
noun (plural pneumoconioses) Etymology: New Latin, from pneum- + Greek konis dust — more at incinerate Date: 1881 a disease of the lungs caused by the habitual inhalation of irritants (as mineral or metallic particles) — compare black lung, silicosis

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  • pneumoconiosis — n. disease caused by the presence of a large amount of dust in the lungs nuːməʊkəʊnɪ əʊsɪs / nju …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pneumoconiosis — [ˌnju:mə(ʊ)kəʊnɪ əʊsɪs] noun Medicine a disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of dust, characterized by inflammation, coughing, and fibrosis. Origin C19: from pneumo + Gk konis dust + osis …   English new terms dictionary

  • pneumoconiosis — pneu·mo·co·ni·o·sis …   English syllables

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