from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A disease of the lungs, such as asbestosis or silicosis, caused by long-continued inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pneumonoconiosis. Also pneumokoniosis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
pneumo- + Greek konis, koniā, dust + -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma, "wind, breath, spirit") + κόνις (konis, "dust") + -osis (Wiktionary)