coni-, conio-, -coniosis, -conite, koni-, konio-, kon-, kono-
(Greek: dust; as seen in many words)
2. Various diseases or pathological conditions that are caused by dust inhalation.
2. A portable instrument for making a rough and rapid evaluation of airborne dust concentrations.
It consists of a hand-primed pump that draws a known volume of air through a jet on to a plate on which particles ar counted under magnification.
Named after John Aitken (1839-1919), a Scottish physicist and meteorologist, one of the founders of cloud physics and aerosol science who invented the first koniscope.