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    Hello
    Dear all i found some words as the longest word in english(in dictionary & some english sites) one of them is <pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis >, the other is <antidisestablishmentarianism> and finally < honorificabilitudinitatibus> Which appears in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. so i wanna know that which one of those are define the longest word & what it mean.

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    The first is a lung disease found in miners. The second means being against the idea of removing a church from an official position in a state. It's hard to say which is the longest; the longest word I've ever seen is this monster, which is the chemical name of a protein:

    methionylglutaminylarginyltyrosylglutamylserylleuc ylphenylalany
    lalanylglutaminylleucyllysylglutamylarginyllysylgl utamylglycylalany
    lphenylalanylvalylprolylphenylalanylvalylthreonyll eucylglycylaspa
    rtylprolylglycylisoleucylglutamylglutaminylserylle ucyllysylisoleu
    cylaspartylthreonylleucylisoleucylglutamylalanylgl ycylalanylaspar
    tylalanylleucylglutamylleucylglycylisoleucylprolyl phenylalanylser
    ylaspartylprolylleucylalanylaspartylglycylprolylth reonyliso
    leucylglutaminylaspfraginylalanylthreonylleucylarg inylalanylpheny
    lalanylalanylalanylglycylvalylthreonylprolylalanyl glutaminylcyste
    inylphenylalanylglutamylmethionylleucylalanylleucy lisoleucylargin
    ylglutaminyllysylhistidylprolylthreonylisoleucylpr olylisoleucylgl
    ycylleucylleucylmethionyltyrosylalanylasparaginyll eucylvalylpheny
    lalanylasparaginyllysylglycylisoleucylaspartylglut amylphenylalany
    ltyrosylalanylglutaminylcysteinylglutamyllysylvaly lglycylva
    lylaspartylserylvalylleucylvalylalanylaspartylvaly lprolylvalylglu
    taminylglutamylserylalanylprolylphenylalanylarginy lglutaminylalan
    ylalanylleucylarginylhistidylasparaginylvalylalany lprolylisoleucy
    lphenylalanylisoleucylcysteinylprolylprolylasparty lalanylaspartyl
    aspartylaspartylleucylleucylarginylglutaminylisole ucylalanylseryl
    tyrosylglycylarginylglycyltyrosylthreonyltyrosylle ucylleucylseryl
    arginylalanylglycylvalylthreonylglycylalanylglutam ylasparag
    inylarginylalanylalanylleucylprolylleucylasparagin ylhistidylleucy
    lvalylalanyllysylleucyllysylglutamyltyrosylasparag inylalanylalany
    lprolylprolylleucylglutaminylglycylphenylalanylgly cylisoleucylser
    ylalanylprolylaspartylglutaminylvalyllysylalanylal anylisoleucylas
    partylalanylglycylalanylalanylglycylalanylisoleucy lserylglycylser
    ylalanylisoleucylvalyllysylisoleucylisoleucylgluta mylglutaminylhi
    stidylasparaginylisoleucylglutamylprolylglutamylly sylmethio
    nylleucylalanylalanylleucyllysylvalylphenylalanylv alylglutaminylp
    rolylmethionyllysylalanylalanylthreonylarginylseri ne

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    That's easy for you to say, tdol!

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