Definition of farmer's lung in English:

farmer's lung

noun

  • [mass noun] A type of pneumonitis caused by an allergic reaction to spores in mouldy hay.

    • ‘Excessive or chronic exposure to airborne molds has been associated with illnesses, such as farmer's lung in agricultural workers.’
    • ‘Similar results have been reported in patients with farmer's lung after controlled exposure to moldy hay.’
    • ‘Some farm workers have developed respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis, occupational asthma, or farmer's lung disease.’
    • ‘Finnish farmers with farmer's lung and chronic bronchitis reported decreasing or eliminating their farm activities more often than other farmers.’
    • ‘Several studies have found that emphysema occurs more commonly than fibrosis in chronic farmer's lung, even in nonsmokers.’