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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.


(ˌnjuːməʊˌkəʊnɪˈɒtɪk) med
(Medicine) a person who suffers from pneumoconiosis
(Medicine) relating to pneumoconiosis
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interpreted their findings of high black pigment scores in liver and spleen of coal miners differently--namely, as migration of coal dust in the pneumoconiotic lung into pulmonary lymphatics and then to the systemic circulation, and also as migration of coal mine dust-laden macrophages through the walls of pulmonary blood vessels.
Using the linear fit of CWP prevalence and the calculated BAI in the seven coal mine regions, we have derived and mapped the pneumoconiotic potencies of 7,000 coal samples.
We applied standard diagnostic criteria for the recognition of pneumoconiotic lesions (7-10).