pleuropneumonia

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pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia

noun \ˌplr--n-ˈmō-nyə, --ny-\

Definition of PLEUROPNEUMONIA

1
:  combined inflammation of the pleura and lungs
2
:  an acute febrile and often fatal respiratory disorder of cattle, goats, sheep, and related animals caused by a mycoplasma (Mycoplasma mycoides)

Origin of PLEUROPNEUMONIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1725

pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia

noun \ˌplr-ō-n(y)-ˈmō-nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLEUROPNEUMONIA

1
: pleurisy accompanied by pneumonia
2
: a highly contagious pneumonia usually associated with pleurisy of cattle, goats, and sheep that is caused by bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma (especially M. mycoides)
3
: a contagious often fatal respiratory disease especially of young pigs that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Actinobacillus (A. pleuropneumoniae)
4
: pleurisy of horses that is often accompanied by pneumonia and is caused by various bacteria

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