collier's lung

collier's lung
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}. See also the related conditions {pneumomelanosis} and {pneumoconiosis} ({black lung}). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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