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noun (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses)
  1. (context, nonce) A hypothetical, invented disease of the lungs, caused by inhaling mineral or metallic dust, such as silicon and quartzite, over a long period of time.
Etymology: Coined by Everett K Smith, President of the w:National Puzzlers' League, National Puzzlers" League, at their convention in 1935, from Ancient Greek (term, , tr=pneímonos, , of the lung, lang=el) + (term, ultra, , beyond, lang=la) + (term, microscopic, lang=en) + (term, silico-, lang=en) + (term, volcano, lang=en) + Ancient Greek (term, , tr=kónis, , dust, lang=el) + (term, -osis, lang=en).


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