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anthracosis

 [an″thrah-ko´sis]
a type of coal workers' pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of coal dust not containing silica.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

anthracosis

(ăn′thrə-kō′sĭs)
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anthracosis

(1) Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.  
(2) A generic term for any blackening of tissues, especially of the lungs.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
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