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anthracosis

 [an″thrah-ko´sis]
a type of coal workers' pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of coal dust not containing silica.

an·thra·co·sis

(an'thră-kō'sis),
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon from inhaled smoke or coal dust in the lungs.
See also: pneumomelanosis.
Synonym(s): collier lung, miner's lung (1)
[anthraco- + G. -osis, condition]

anthracosis

(ăn′thrə-kō′sĭs)

anthracosis

(1) Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.  
(2) A generic term for any blackening of tissues, especially of the lungs.

anthracosis

Pulmonology A generic term for blackening of tissues, often understood to mean carbon dust deposition in the lung and lymph nodes, which does not itself cause disease, and is usually present in urban dwellers, and in those working in certain occupations–eg, coal mining. See coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

an·thra·co·sis

(an'thră-kō'sis)
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon from inhaled smoke or coal dust in the lungs.
Synonym(s): collier's lung, melanedema, miner's lung (1) .
[anthraco- + G. -osis, condition]

anthracosis

A chronic lung disease resulting from repeated inhalation of coal dust. Inflammation of the lungs with extensive fibrous tissue formation leads to a reduction in lung function and sometimes severe disability.