farmer's lung

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farmer's lung

n.
An occupational disease affecting the lungs, marked by chronic shortness of breath caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in moldy hay dust that has been inhaled.
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farmer's lung

n
(Pathology) inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by an allergic response to fungal spores in hay
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Noun1.farmer's lung - alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay
alveolitis - inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic
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farm·er's lung

n. pulmón de granjero, hipersensibilidad de los alvéolos pulmonares causada por exposición a heno fermentado.
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