silicosis(redirected from pneumosilicosis)
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A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.
sil′i·cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk) adj.
(Pathology) pathol a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs
sil•i•co•sis(ˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs)
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles.
sil`i•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.
a disease of the lungs caused by prolonged inhalation of silica dust, an occupational disease of quarry-workers.See also: Disease and Illness