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anthracosis


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anthracosis  \An`thra*co"sis\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Anthrax}.]  (Med.) 
  A  chronic  lung  disease,  common  among  coal  miners,  due  to  the 
  inhalation  of  coal  dust;  --  called  also  {collier's  lung}  and 
  {miner's  phthisis}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anthracosis 
  n  :  lung  disease  caused  by  inhaling  coal  dust  [syn:  {black  lung}, 
  {black  lung  disease},  {coal  miner's  lung}] 




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