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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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dagger]) PMF is a fibrotic pneumoconiotic lesion at least 1 cm in diameter; both coal workers' pneumoconiosis and silicosis can progress to PMF.
In conclusion, calcite holds promise for reducing CWP prevalence among Appalachian coal miners, regardless of the pneumoconiotic effects caused by either BA1 or quartz or both.
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.