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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as pneumonoconiosis. Also pneumokoniosis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology A disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[pneumo– + Greek konis, koniā, dust + –osis.]

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma, "wind, breath, spirit") + κόνις (konis, "dust") + -osis

Examples

  • The industrial disease pneumoconiosis is caused by inhaling what?

    April 2007

  • Black lung disease, also called pneumoconiosis, is caused by breathing in coal dust.

    AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

  • Black lung disease, also called pneumoconiosis, is caused by breathing in coal dust.

    AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

  • Black lung disease, also called pneumoconiosis, is caused by breathing in coal dust.

    AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

  • Black lung disease, also called pneumoconiosis, is caused by breathing in coal dust.

    AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

  • During that time there has been an alarming rise in coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease, among miners in parts of southern West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states, according to NIOSH.

    New Monitor Kicks Up a Dust Storm

  • More than 170,000 miners have been killed in tunnel collapses, explosions, and floods, a death rate per ton at least thirty times higher than that in the United States.12 Countless more will perish prematurely of pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, because there is little or no protection from the dust in the enclosed tunnels.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • More than 170,000 miners have been killed in tunnel collapses, explosions, and floods, a death rate per ton at least thirty times higher than that in the United States.12 Countless more will perish prematurely of pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, because there is little or no protection from the dust in the enclosed tunnels.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • More than 170,000 miners have been killed in tunnel collapses, explosions, and floods, a death rate per ton at least thirty times higher than that in the United States.12 Countless more will perish prematurely of pneumoconiosis, also known as black lung disease, because there is little or no protection from the dust in the enclosed tunnels.

    When a Billion Chinese Jump

  • In addition, silicosis, unlike other forms of pneumoconiosis, may predispose certain individuals to development of pulmonary tuberculosis.

    Volcanic Ash -- Effects on Health and Mitigation Strategies

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