[noo-muh-koh-nee-oh-sis, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˌkoʊ niˈoʊ sɪs, ˌnyu-/
any chronic lung disease, including anthracosis, asbestosis, and silicosis, caused by the inhalation of particles of coal, asbestos, silica, or similar substances and leading to fibrosis and loss of lung function.
any disease of the lungs or bronchi caused by the inhalation of metallic or mineral particles: characterized by inflammation, cough, and fibrosis
pneumoconiosis pneu·mo·co·ni·o·sis (nōō’mō-kō’nē-ō’sĭs, nyōō’-)
n. pl. pneu·mo·co·ni·o·ses (-sēz)
A disease of the lungs, such as asbestosis or silicosis, caused by long-term inhalation of dusts, especially mineral or metallic dusts.
A disease of the lungs, such as asbestosis or black lung, caused by chronic inhalation of especially mineral or metallic dust.
pneumocranium pneu·mo·cra·ni·um (nōō’mō-krā’nē-əm, nyōō’-) n. The presence of air between the cranium and the dura mater.
/ˌnjuːməʊˈsɪstɪs/ noun 1. any protozoan of the genus Pneumocystis, esp P. carinii, which is a cause of pneumonia in people whose immune defences have been lowered by drugs or a disease pneumocystis pneu·mo·cys·tis (nōō’mə-sĭs’tĭs, nyōō’-) n. A severe lung infection caused by the parasitic protozoan Pneumocystis pneumonia and affecting primarily individuals with an immunodeficiency disease, […]
- Pneumocystis carinii
Pneumocystis carinii Pneumocystis ca·ri·ni·i n. A parasite transitional between a fungus and protozoan, frequently occurring as aggregate forms existing within rounded cystlike structures. It is the causative agent of pneumocystosis.
[noo-muh-sis-tis, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˈsɪs tɪs, ˌnyu-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune systems, as AIDS victims. Abbreviation: PCP.