[ an-thruh-koh-sil-i-koh-sis ]
/ ˌæn θrə koʊˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a form of pneumoconiosis occurring in miners, caused by the inhalation of coal and siliceous particles.
Also an·thra·sil·i·co·sis [an-thruh-sil-i-koh-sis] /ˌæn θrəˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs/.

Origin of anthracosilicosis

From New Latin; see origin at anthraco-, silicosis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for anthracosilicosis


[ ăn′thrə-kō-sĭl′ĭ-kōsĭs ]


Accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust.
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