pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis


pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis 1962, "A facetious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust' but occurring chiefly as an instance of a very long word" [OED]. Said in an early reference to have been invented by seventh grade students in Norfolk, Virginia.

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  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — (Audio|Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis2.ogg|listen, also spelled koniosis) is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , a word alleged to mean a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust causing inflammation …   Wikipedia

  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — ist mit 45 Buchstaben das längste jemals in einem bedeutenden englischen Wörterbuch erschienene Wort. Es bezeichnet die Krankheit, die in Deutschland als Quarzstaublunge bekannt ist. Siehe dazu Silikose und Pneumokoniose. Das Wort wurde als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — /nooh meuh noh ul treuh muy kreuh skop ik sil i koh vol kay noh koh nee oh sis, nyooh /, n. an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language. [ < NL; …   Universalium

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — noun /njuːˌmɒnəʊʌltrəmaɪkrəʊˈskɒpɪkˌsɪlɪkəʊvɒlkeɪnəʊkəʊniˈəʊsɪs,nuˌmɑːnoʊʌltrəmaɪkroʊˈskɑːpɪkˌsɪlɪkoʊvɑːlkeɪnoʊkoʊniˈoʊsɪs/ A factitious disease of the lungs, allegedly caused by inhaling microscopic silicate particles originating from eruption… …   Wiktionary

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — pneu·mo·no·ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic·sil·i·co·vol·ca·no·co·ni·o·sis n(y)ü mə (.)nō .əl trə .mī krə skäp ik sil i (.)kō väl kā nō .kō nē ō səs n, pl o·ses .sēz a pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses — n. disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of tiny particles of silica …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — n. disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of tiny particles of silica …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — pneu·mo·no·ul·tra·mi·cro·scop·ic·sili·co·vol·ca·no·co·ni·o·sis …   English syllables

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — A miner s lung disease caused by inhaling silicate dust …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis — |n(y)ümə(ˌ)nōˌəltrəˌmīkrəˈskäpikˈsilə̇(ˌ)kōˌvälˈkā(ˌ)nōˌkōnēˈōsə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, from pneumon + International Scientific Vocabulary ultramicroscopic + New Latin silic + volcano + coniosis (from coni (II) + osis) …   Useful english dictionary


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