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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.
pneu′mo·co′ni·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj. & n.
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(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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pneu•mo•co•ni•o•sis(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.
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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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|Noun||1.||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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pneumoconiosis[ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈəʊsɪs] N → neumoconiosis f
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pneumoconiosisn (pl -ses) neumoconiosis f
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