pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis – n. a lung condition caused by continuous inhalation of a fine silicate dust usually occuring in mine workers. This word holds the Guiness World Record for being the longest word in the Oxford Collegiate Dictionary.

3 thoughts on “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis

  1. Break down the word as so:

    pneu (pronounced “new”)
    mono
    ultra
    microscopic
    silico
    volcani
    coniosis (pronounced ko-nee-oh-sis)

    Pretty simple, really!

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