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 (no͞o′mō-kō′nē-ō′sĭs, nyo͞o′-)
Any of several, usually occupational diseases of the lungs, such as asbestosis or silicosis, caused by prolonged inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust particles.

[pneumo- + Greek konis, koniā, dust + -osis.]

pneu′mo·co′ni·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj. & n.


(ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs) ,




(Pathology) 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]


(ˌnu məˌkoʊ niˈoʊ sɪs, ˌnyu-)

a lung disease, as anthracosis, asbestosis, or silicosis, caused by the inhalation of particles of coal, asbestos, silica, or similar substances and leading to fibrosis and loss of lung function.
[1880–85; syncopated variant of pneumonoconiosis= pneumono- + Greek kóni(s) dust + -osis]


any of various chronic lung diseases caused by the inhalation of dust particles.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pneumoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
anthracosis, black lung, black lung disease, coal miner's lung - lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
asbestosis - lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
siderosis - fibrosis of the lung caused by iron dust; occurs among welders and other metal workers
silicosis - a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
fibrosis - development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ


[ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs] Nneumoconiosis f


n (pl -ses) neumoconiosis f
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Previous research found that 25 of 37 (68%) Kentucky and Virginia coal miners with "advanced pneumoconiosis" (defined as PMF or simple coal workers' pneumoconiosis with high small opacity profusion) reported working as roof bolters, a mining job associated with high silica dust exposure (7).
Later physicians gave black lung its official modern name of coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP).
In coal workers' pneumoconiosis claims, the employer's notice of denial or acceptance of a claim shall be filed within 30 days of the issuance of the notice of the consensus reading by the commissioner, unless the consensus reading is that no evidence of coal workers' pneumoconiosis exists.
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Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is a chronic occupational lung disease caused by long-term inhalation of dust, which triggers inflammation of the alveoli, eventually resulting in irreversible lung damage.
Steve's laboratory is also focused on gene-environment interaction in human populations, and the pathogenesis of disease including coal workers' pneumoconiosis, respiratory syncytial virus infection and chronic lung disease in infants, and acute respiratory distress syndrome in acute lung injury patients.
Black lung disease, or coal workers' pneumoconiosis, is caused by inhaling dust produced during coal mining.
Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP) is a preventable, slowly progressive parenchymal lung disease caused by inhalation and deposition of coal mine dust in the lungs.
BACKGROUND: Miners inhaling respirable coal dust (CD) frequently develop coal workers' pneumoconiosis, a dust-associated pneumoconiosis characterized by lung inflammation and variable fibrosis.