anthracosilicosis


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anthracosilicosis

 [an″thrah-ko-sil″ĭ-ko´sis]
pneumoconiosis in coal workers caused by inhalation of coal dust (anthracosis) and fine particles of silica (silicosis). Called also silicoanthracosis.

an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis

(an'thră-kō-sil'i-kō'sis),
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules.
[anthraco- + silicosis]

anthracosilicosis

/an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis/ (-sil″ĭ-ko´sis) anthracosis combined with silicosis.

an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis

(an'thră-kō-sil'i-kō'sis)
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules.
Synonym(s): coal worker's pneumoconiosis.