pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

English vocabulary words in a biological or medical context.
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Jason M. Ham
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pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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Just for fun...
This is currently the longest word in the English language at 45 letters. Wow, that's longer than the entire English alphabet! :shock: It's a type of lung disease contracted by breathing in extremely tiny particles of certain volcanic dust. :cry:
Unfortunately, the miner died of pneumonomicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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If I thought I could remember this one I would use it as a trivia question...

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I saw~

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I saw to Jim's picture. ㅋㅋ
Right?
www.eslgo.com <- On this site.
And Jason!
The word is very long~ long~!! ㅋㅋ

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sunmi wrote:I saw to Jim's picture. ㅋㅋ
Right?
www.eslgo.com <- On this site.
And Jason!
The word is very long~ long~!! ㅋㅋ
Yes that's my picture, but it's kind of old so I am going to use a new picture. I just have to put it online.

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^^*

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Oh- That picture is kind of old! ^^
But I think that it's also hansome!! ^ㅡ^*

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sunmi wrote:Oh- That picture is kind of old! ^^
But I think that it's also hansome!! ^ㅡ^*
Thanks. :D

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did he really die from pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis? :?: :(

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Hi !! my name Sopheak. I'm looking for a friend. I want to learn more English with you. I come from Cambodia,it near Thialand. I lived in The United State 10 mounths in Arizona.

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Re: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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Jason M. Ham wrote:Just for fun...
This is currently the longest word in the English language at 45 letters. Wow, that's longer than the entire English alphabet! :shock: It's a type of lung disease contracted by breathing in extremely tiny particles of certain volcanic dust. :cry:
Unfortunately, the miner died of pneumonomicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
OK, can you break this word down into its five root words? I see at least two common English words, along with two segments that closely resemble English words. (One resembles the name of a very common disease.) The fifth segment isn't familiar to me, but it ends with letters that commonly signify disease.

I won't post the answer until you've had a chance to guess.

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Is it right?

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pneu-
mon, = root word for Lung
ultra= prefix for Beyond
micro= prefix for Small
scop = root word for To examine
ic = suffix for Pertaining to
ili= prefix for Ilium
volcano = volcano
coni = prefix for Dust
osis =suffix for Condition of

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis = Just like what Professor Ham said, a type of lung disease contracted by breathing in extreamly tiny particles of certain volcanic dust.

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