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pneumoconiosis in coal workers caused by inhalation of coal dust (anthracosis) and fine particles of silica (silicosis). Called also silicoanthracosis.
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A pneumoconiosis consisting of a combination of silicosis and anthracosis, seen in hard coal miners.
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(sĭl″ĭ-kō-ăn″thră-kō′sĭs) [L. silex, flint, + Gr. anthrax, coal, + osis, condition]
Silicosis combined with anthracosis, in coal miners.
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