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anthracosis

Pronunciation: an′thră-kō′sis

Definition: Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon from inhaled smoke or coal dust in the lungs.

Synonym(s): collier lung, miner's lung1

[anthraco- + G. -osis, condition]

See Also: pneumomelanosis

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