Pneumoconiosis vs Pneumonia - What's the difference?

pneumoconiosis | pneumonia |


As nouns the difference between pneumonia and pneumoconiosis

is that pneumonia is an acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants while pneumoconiosis is a disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of particulate matter.

pneumoconiosis

Noun

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

    * black lung * silicosis

    pneumonia

    Noun

  • An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants.
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  • Derived terms

    * single pneumonia * double pneumonia