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Pronunciation: an′thră-kō-sil′i-kō′sis

Definition: 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

[anthraco- + silicosis]

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