American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Pneumoconiosis caused by the long-term inhalation of coal dust. Also called anthracosis.
- n. pathology The chronic disease of the lungs, pneumoconiosis, caused by the long-term inhalation of coal dust.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) the popular name for a form of chronic lung disease pneumoconiosis which is observed among coal miners, and is caused by the inhalation of coal dust. It is thus named because of the black appearance of the lungs (pneumomelanosis) of those affected with the disease. See also the related condition anthracosis.
- n. lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
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