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noun Pathology.
  1. the deposition of coal dust in the lungs; asymptomatic pneumoconiosis.
  2. black lung.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for anthracotic


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


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