What is the difference between pneumoconiosis and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?

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Pneumoconiosis is a hypernym of pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.


As nouns the difference between pneumoconiosis and pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

is that pneumoconiosis is {{context|disease|lang=en}} a disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter while pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is {{context|nonce|lang=en}} a factitious disease of the lungs, allegedly caused by inhaling microscopic silicate particles originating from eruption of a volcano.

pneumoconiosis

Noun

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

    * black lung * silicosis

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcano-coniosis * pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis *

    Noun

    (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses)
  • (label) A factitious disease of the lungs, allegedly caused by inhaling microscopic silicate particles originating from eruption of a volcano.
  • * {{quote-journal
  • , year = 1980 , month = March , title = Black Lung , first = Lorin E. , last = Kerr , journal = Journal of Public Health Policy , volume = 1 , issue = 1 , page = 50 , jstor = 3342357 , passage = Call it miner's asthma, silicosis, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis , coal workers' pneumoconiosis, or black lung—they are all dust diseases with the same symptoms. }}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 1998-08-27 , title = Lament for a Lung Disease , author = Smokey , newsgroup = talk.bizarre , id = 6s3r8o$brt$1@camel15.mindspring.com , url = http://groups.google.com/group/talk.bizarre/browse_thread/thread/3db7020dcb5b531e/cbd79ebd7c266219?q=pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis , passage = I say that it must be the silica dust
    That we breathed through our mouths and our noses
    That brought pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis . }}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 2002-12-18T04:19:52 , group = alt.fan.scarecrow , author = Pod , title = Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis , id = iHSL9.2091$h43.295898@stones , url = http://groups.google.com/group/alt.fan.scarecrow/msg/39876843908f9513 , passage = It's either pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis , or a bad cough. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , date = 2011-04-28 , title = Am I the Person My Mother Warned Me About?: A Four-year College Experience ... Only the Good Parts , first = Kurt D. , last = Stradtman , publisher = Xlibris , isbn = 9781462862887 , lccn = 2011906469 , page = 90 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=06v2Q_rL_dAC&pg=PA90&dq=pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis , passage = I still can't watch House M.D.'' and not have my mind wonder Even I can fear of(SIC) having ''Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis after watching it. }}

    Quotations

    Coordinate terms

    * black lung * potter's rot * miner cough

    Hypernyms

    * pneumoconiosis * silicosis

    Usage notes

    (Usage notes) * The Oxford English Dictionary lists pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis as “a factitious word alleged to mean ‘a lung disease caused by inhalation of very fine silica dust usually found in volcanos’ but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word”. * This word was invented purely to be a contender for the title of the longest word in the English language, comprising forty-five letters and nineteen syllables. The word is not in official medical usage, and textbooks refer to this disease as pneumonoconiosis, pneumoconiosis, or silicosis. ; Other contenders for the title of “the longest word in the English language” * hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia — 35 letters * supercalifragilisticexpialidocious — 34 letters * floccinaucinihilipilificatious — 30 letters * floccinaucinihilipilification — 29 letters * antidisestablishmentarianism — 28 letters