pneumoconiosis


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pneu·mo·co·ni·o·sis

 (no͞o′mō-kō′nē-ō′sĭs, nyo͞o′-)
n.
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.

pneumoconiosis

(ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs) ,

pneumokoniosis

or

pneumonoconiosis

n
(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]

pneu•mo•co•ni•o•sis

(ˌnu məˌkoʊ niˈoʊ sɪs, ˌnyu-)

n.
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]

pneumoconiosis

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
Translations
pneumoconiosi

pneumoconiosis

[ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs] Nneumoconiosis f

pneumoconiosis

n (pl -ses) neumoconiosis f
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Queensland (QLD) authorities confirmed on Tuesday three cases of pneumoconiosis or "black lung" had been reported by the state's coal industry this year.
Rasmussen's work with coal miners led to research that helped recognize pneumoconiosis, more commonly known as black lung disease, as an occupational health illness.
We struck a deal with him in 1978 to deliver six pledges to Wales, the most significant being Slate-quarrymen's pneumoconiosis compensation.
As a miner's daughter who became fatherless at the age of 13 when my dad died of pneumoconiosis I identify with Keir Hardy who, from the age of 10, worked down the mines.
Indeed, he always regarded his late entry into the mining industry as a benefaction since he was less exposed to the risks of pneumoconiosis than those Cefneithin contemporaries who began at fourteen.
Overexposure to respirable coal mine dust can lead to coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), and the formation of dust clouds that can become explosive if a methane ignition occurs.
Anthracotic pigmentation in the bronchial mucosa is a bronchoscopic finding of pneumoconiosis, or evidence of heavy atmospheric soot.
Prolonged exposure to respirable coal mine dust causes lung diseases, such as coal workers' pneumoconiosis, emphysema and progressive massive fibrosis.
Pathogens include smoking, air pollution, small airway infection and pneumoconiosis.
At the same time an appeal is being diplomatically made to relatives of miners who have died from pneumoconiosis to allow scientists to examine their lungs.
He had underlying illnesses, including tuberculosis and pneumoconiosis.