This is a lung disease that causes inflammation and fibrosis of the lung; it is caused by inhaling carbon (usually coal) dust.

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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.


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