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Pulmonary anthracosis

Definition

noun

Coal dust-induced pulmonary lesion common among colliers or coal workers.


Supplement

Pulmonary anthracosis is often mild, and often does not lead to loss of lung function.


Word origin: anthrac- meaning coal, carbon + -osis, condition.

See also: pneumomelanosis, coal workers pneumoconiosis.

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