Pneumoconiosis vs Siderosis - What's the difference?

pneumoconiosis | siderosis |


As nouns the difference between pneumoconiosis and siderosis

is that pneumoconiosis is (disease) a disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter while siderosis is (medicine) a form of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of iron dust.

pneumoconiosis

Noun

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

    * black lung * silicosis

    siderosis

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia siderosis) (sideroses)
  • (medicine) A form of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of iron dust
  • (medicine) The accumulation of hemosiderin in various organs of the body by people with a diet rich in iron