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coniofibrosis (s) (noun), coniofibroses (pl)
A lung ailment marked by an exuberant growth of connective tissue caused by a specific irritant, as in asbestosis (lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers), silicosis (lung disease caused by inhalation of the dust of silicates), and silicotuberculosis (silicosis, or pneumoconiosis caused by the prolonged breathing in of silica dust, complicated by pulmonary tuberculosis): Coniofibrosis consists of any of a group of lung diseases resulting from inhalation of particles of industrial substances, particularly inorganic dusts; such as, the dust of iron ore or coal, and permanent deposition of substantial amounts of such particles in the lungs.