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Anthracotic tuberculosis

Definition

noun

Synonym for pneumoconiosis.


Supplement

This condition is characterized by pain in the chest, cough with little or no expectoration, and lung fibrosis and scarring. It is contracted by the repeated inhalation of fine mineral particles.


Word origin: anthrac- meaning coal, carbon + -otic; tuberculosis.

Synonyms: pneumoconiosis


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