farmer's lung


noun

a lung disorder caused by inhalation of moldy hay dust, marked by shortness of breath, dry cough, and weight loss.

Origin of farmer's lung

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for farmer's lung

farmer's lung

noun

inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by an allergic response to fungal spores in hay

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Medicine definitions for farmer's lung

farmer's lung

[ färmərz ]

n.

An occupational disease characterized by fever and dyspnea, caused by inhalation of organic dust from moldy hay containing spores of actinomycetes and certain fungi.

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