mushroom worker's lung


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to mushroom worker's lung: malt worker's lung

mushroom worker's lung

a type of farmer's lung seen in those working on mushroom farms, caused by inhalation of mold spores from mushroom beds.

mushroom

the fruiting bodies of fungi of the class Basidiomycetes. See amanita, ramaria, clavaria and cortinarius.

mushroom worker's lung
an immediate, immune complex-mediated hypersensitivity pneumonitis of humans caused by inhalation of thermophilic actinomycetes in compost.