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Medical Term:

pneumomelanosis

Pronunciation: nu'mo-mel'a-no'sis

Definition: Blackening of the lung tissue from the inhalation of coal dust or other black particles.

Synonym(s): pneumonomelanosis

[G. pneumon, lung, + melanosis, a becoming black]

See Also: anthracosis

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