anthracic an·thrac·ic (ān-thrās’ĭk)
Relating to anthrax.
a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal. Historical Examples East of the Alleghenies the deposits are anthracite, while the bituminous fields occupy the southwestern section of the state.Ed. Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV Edwin James The second kind of coal, the sort that is hard […]
- Anthracite coal
a mineral coal containing little of the volatile hydrocarbons and burning almost without flame; hard coal. Historical Examples Since 1900 nearly 35,000 of them have come to America, settling mostly in the anthracite coal regions. Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose anthracite coal was known in this country only as a hard black rock. Checking […]
a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus. Historical Examples “Boll rot,” or “anthracnose,” is a disease which may at times be sufficiently serious to destroy from 10 to 50% of the crop. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5 Various The leaves would dry up and the berries […]
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the deposition of coal dust in the lungs; asymptomatic pneumoconiosis. . noun a lung disease due to inhalation of coal dust Informal name coal miner’s lung anthracosis an·thra·co·sis (ān’thrə-kō’sĭs) n. Accumulation of carbon in the lungs from inhaled smoke or coal dust. Also called miner’s lung.