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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.
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(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]
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(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]
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any of various chronic lung diseases caused by the inhalation of dust particles.
See also: Disease and Illness
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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
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[ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs] Nneumoconiosis f
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n (pl -ses) neumoconiosis f
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Primary prevention of pneumoconioses relies on elimination or effective control of exposures (https://www.
Przedmiotem niniejszej publikacji jest przeglad zmian i kolejnych modyfikacji Wytycznych Stosowania Miedzynarodowej Klasyfikacji Radiogramow Pylic Pluc Miedzynarodowego Biura Pracy (ILO) (Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses), ktore doprowadzily do powstania obecnie obowiazujacej wersji z 2011 r.
Asbestosis is one of many pneumoconioses. The term pneumoconiosis is derived from the Greek words pneumo and konia meaning "lung" and "dust".
His greatest scientific contributions were to the understanding of the pathogenesis of the pneumoconioses and the role of free radicals in lung disease.
The pneumoconioses are a group of irreversible but preventable interstitial lung diseases, most commonly associated with inhalation of asbestos fibers, coal mine dust, or crystalline silica dust.
RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL OR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Exposure to talc in the course of carpet installation should be added to conditions that can cause pneumoconioses, specifically silicatosis of the lung.
All radiographic classifications were performed by the reporting radiologist, who is an experienced, board-certified radiologist and a NIOSH-certified B Reader (i.e., a physician certified by NIOSH as proficient in classifying radiographs of pneumoconioses) (3).