coni-, conio-, -coniosis, -conite, koni-, konio-, kon-, kono-

(Greek: dust; as seen in many words)

aconite (AK uh night") (s) (noun), aconites (pl)
1. The dried leaves and roots of some plants, which have a poisonous alkaloid that was formerly used for medical purposes.
2. Etymology: from French aconit; from Latin aconitum, from Greek akoniton, "without dust" from a-, "without" + konis, "dust".
anthraconite (s) (noun), anthraconites (pl)
conidial (adjective), more conidial, most conidial
Descriptive of a fungal spores: Conidial spores are asexual and are formed at the tip of particular hypha in fungi, like penicillium.
conidiology (s) (noun), conidiologies (pl)
conidiophore (s) (noun), conidiophores (pl)
A specialized fungal hyphae (long, threadlike filaments) that produce dust.
conidiophore (s) (noun), conidiophores (pl)
conidiophorous (adjective), more conidiophorous, most conidiophorous
conidium (s) (noun), conidia (pl)
1. A fungal spore: Conidia are always present in the air, but their levels fluctuate from day to day depending on the seasons.
2. Etymology: from Greek konis, "dust".
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.
coniology (s) (noun), coniologies (pl)
coniolymphstasis (s) (noun), coniolymphstases (pl)
The obstruction of the lymphatics of the lungs resulting from inhaling or breathing in dust: Coniolymphstasis results when the small, thin channels, similar to blood vessels, collect and carry fine fragments into the tissue fluid (called lymph) and are blocked as a result of dirt particles.

Additional medical information indicates that coniolymphstasis is caused by the stagnation, retardation, or cessation of the lymphs (tissue fluids) which results in the deceleration of the normally circulating fluids.

Macrophage that ingests dust particles.

A macrophage refers to any of the many forms of mononuclear phagocytes (any cell capable of ingesting particulate matter or particles) found in tissues.

coniophile (s) (noun), coniophiles (pl)
A kind of fungus that thrives with dust or earth powder: Lichens, or plants, that are coniophiles live on tree trunks, rocks, or on bare ground, survive by being covered with a coat of dust.
coniophilous (adjective), more coniophilous, most coniophilous
Descriptive of a spore-producing eukaryotic organism from the kingdom Fungi: The coniophilous life forms lack chlorophyll and vascular tissues.

Coniophilous forms of life in the kingdom Fungi include yeasts, smuts, rusts, and mushrooms.

coniophily (s) (noun), coniophily (no pl)
The preference of fungus to thrive with dust or earth powder: Coniophily describes how lichens, or plants, live on tree trunks, rocks, or on bare ground, to survive by having a layer of dirt spread oven them.