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Lung melanosis

Definition
noun
The blackening of the lung tissue, especially, in coal pneumoconiosis
Supplement
The blackening of the lungs can be caused by the deposition of carbon or coal dust particles as a result of the continued inhalation of coal dust mine or other black particles.
Word origin: melanosis, becoming black.
Synonyms: pneumomelanosis
See also: anthracosis, black lung disease.


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