Meaning of pneumoconiosis

pneu•mo•co•ni•o•sis

Pronunciation: (n"mu-kō"nē-ō'sis, ny"-), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. any chronic lung disease, including anthracosis, asbestosis, and silicosis, caused by the inhalation of particles of coal, asbestos, silica, or similar substances and leading to fibrosis and loss of lung function.
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