anthracosis

[ an-thruh-koh-sis ]
/ ˌæn θrəˈkoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

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

Nearby words

  1. anthracitic,
  2. anthracnose,
  3. anthraco-,
  4. anthracoid,
  5. anthracosilicosis,
  6. anthranilate,
  7. anthranilic acid,
  8. anthraquinone,
  9. anthraquinone dye,
  10. anthrax

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

anthracosis

/ (ˌænθrəˈkəʊsɪs) /

noun

a lung disease due to inhalation of coal dustInformal name: coal miner's lung
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Medicine definitions for anthracotic

anthracosis

[ ăn′thrə-kōsĭs ]

n.

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

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