Pneumoconiosis meaning

no͝omō-kōnē-ōsĭs, nyo͝o-
Any of several, usually occupational diseases of the lungs, such as asbestosis or silicosis, caused by prolonged inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust particles.
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A disease of the lungs, characterized by fibrosis and caused by the chronic inhalation of mineral dusts, esp. silica and asbestos.
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Any of several, usually occupational diseases of the lungs, such as asbestosis or silicosis, caused by prolonged inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust particles.
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A disease of the lungs, such as asbestosis or black lung, caused by chronic inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust.
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(pathology) A disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter.
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Origin of pneumoconiosis

  • pneumo– Greek konis, koniā dust –osis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin, from Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma, “wind, breath, spirit") + κόνις (konis, “dust") + -osis

    From Wiktionary