Definition of anthracosilicosis in English:

anthracosilicosis

noun

Medicine
  • Lung disease produced by chronic inhalation of dust containing particles of carbon and silica, occurring especially in miners; silicosis with pigmentation from carbon particles.

Origin

1920s. From anthraco- + silicosis. Compare earlier anthracosis.

Pronunciation

anthracosilicosis

/ˌanθrəkəʊˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs/