noun Pathology.

the deposition of coal dust in the lungs; asymptomatic pneumoconiosis.

Origin of anthracosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1830–40; see origin at anthrac-, -osis
Related formsan·thra·cot·ic [an-thruh-kot-ik] /ˌæn θrəˈkɒt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for anthracosis

anthracosis, pneumoconiosis

British Dictionary definitions for anthracosis



a lung disease due to inhalation of coal dustInformal name: coal miner's lung
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anthracosis in Medicine




Accumulation of carbon in the lungs from inhaled smoke or coal dust.miner's lung
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