black lung

black lung
black lung n pneumoconiosis caused by habitual inhalation of coal dust called also black lung disease compare SILICOSIS

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coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

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  • black lung — lack lung black lung disease lack lung disease, n. (Med.) the popular name for a form of the chronic lung disease {pneumoconiosis} which is observed among coal miners, and is caused by the inhalation of coal dust. It is thus named because of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Black Lung — Жанр эмбиент индастриал, Ритмик нойз Годы 1994 настоящее Страна …   Википедия

  • Black lung — can mean several things: * Black lung disease, caused by long exposure to coal dust * Black Lung, an electronic and industrial music project by Australian musician David Thrussell * The Black Lungs, a side project of Alexisonfire guitarist, Wade… …   Wikipedia

  • black lung — noun uncount OLD FASHIONED a serious disease affecting the lungs, caused by breathing in small pieces of coal over a long period of time. Black lung especially affects people who work in coal mines …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • black lung — black′ lung′ n. pat pneumoconiosis of coal miners caused by coal dust …   From formal English to slang

  • black lung — noun lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust • Syn: ↑anthracosis, ↑black lung disease, ↑coal miner s lung • Hypernyms: ↑pneumoconiosis, ↑pneumonoconiosis * * * noun : a disease of the lungs caused by habit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black Lung — Infobox musical artist Name = Black Lung Background = group or band Imag = Img capt = Years active = 1994 Present Origin = Melbourne, Australia Genre = Technoid Rhythmic Noise Label = Ant Zen, Nova Zembla, Machinery Current members = David… …   Wikipedia

  • black lung — pneumoconiosis of coal miners, caused by coal dust; anthracosis. [1905 10] * * * ▪ disease also called  Black lung Disease, or Coal workers Pneumoconiosis,         respiratory disorder, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by repeated inhalation of… …   Universalium

  • black lung — Synonyms and related words: Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, Minamata disease, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, altitude sickness, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anoxemia, anoxia, anoxic anoxia, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, anthrax, asbestosis, asthma,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • black lung — noun (U) AmE informal a lung disease caused by breathing in coal dust over a long period of time …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English