Pneumoconiosis vs Asbestosis - What's the difference?

pneumoconiosis | asbestosis |

Pneumoconiosis is a see also of asbestosis.


As nouns the difference between pneumoconiosis and asbestosis

is that pneumoconiosis is (disease) a disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter while asbestosis is (pathology) a chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos.

pneumoconiosis

Noun

(pneumoconioses)
  • (disease) A disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter.
  • Hyponyms

    * black lung * silicosis

    asbestosis

    Noun

    (asbestoses)
  • (pathology) A chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos.
  • See also

    * mesothelioma * pneumoconiosis English terms with alpha privatives