Definition of farmer's lung in English:

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farmer's lung


[mass noun]
A type of pneumonitis caused by an allergic reaction to spores in mouldy hay.
Example sentences
  • Several studies have found that emphysema occurs more commonly than fibrosis in chronic farmer's lung, even in nonsmokers.
  • Finnish farmers with farmer's lung and chronic bronchitis reported decreasing or eliminating their farm activities more often than other farmers.
  • Excessive or chronic exposure to airborne molds has been associated with illnesses, such as farmer's lung in agricultural workers.
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