silicoanthracosis

silicoanthracosis
A pneumoconiosis consisting of a combination of silicosis and anthracosis, seen in hard coal miners.

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sil·i·co·an·thra·co·sis (sil″ĭ-ko-an″thrə-koґsis) anthracosilicosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • anthracosilicosis — Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules. SYN: coal worker s pneumoconiosis. [anthraco + silicosis] * * * an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis .an(t) thrə (.)kō… …   Medical dictionary

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