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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) a person suffering from silicosis
(Pathology) suffering from silicosis
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Yet although Carwyn was a Y miner's son who had once taken up the cudgels against the National Coal Board on behalf of his silicotic father, the names of Arthur Cook, Arthur Horner, Will Paynter and others which Whad been the most honoured names in the struggles of the Welsh miners in the Welsh W coalfield, were almost foreign to him.
Silicotic mediastinal lymphadenopathy can cause left vocal cord paralysis and dysphagia.
Any dust underground was undesirable, but tolerable limits of exposure to silicotic rock based on medical research were known.
Silicotic nodules were defined as discrete lesions with smooth, sharp borders and concentric laminated collagen fibers.
Silicosis was defined as the presence of palpable silicotic nodules on macroscopic examination of the lungs, which was then confirmed on microscopic examination.
Direct impairment of macrophage function by crystalline silica and poor drug penetration into silicotic lung nodules have resulted in high (>20%) treatment failure and relapse rates for patients with silicosis who are receiving chemotherapy for tuberculosis (6).
He also described the flowers with which the bereaved widows of miners and steelworkers dressed the graves of their menfolk, as "rhosynnau silicotic a lili mor welw a'r nwy"(James 130) ("silicotic roses and lilies as pale as gas"), imagery which is as stunning now as it was when freshly coined over half a century ago.