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pneumonia

noun pneu·mo·nia \n-ˈmō-nyə, ny-\

medical : a serious disease that affects the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe

Full Definition of PNEUMONIA

:  a disease of the lungs characterized especially by inflammation and consolidation of lung tissue followed by resolution and by fever, chills, cough, and difficulty in breathing and that is caused especially by infection

Examples of PNEUMONIA

  1. He caught pneumonia over the winter.

Origin of PNEUMONIA

New Latin, from Greek, from pneumōn lung, alteration of pleumōn — more at pulmonary
First Known Use: 1603

Other Medicine Terms

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Rhymes with PNEUMONIA

pneumonia

noun pneu·mo·nia \n(y)-ˈmō-nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PNEUMONIA

:  a disease of the lungs that is characterized especially by inflammation and consolidation of lung tissue followed by resolution, is accompanied by fever, chills, cough, and difficulty in breathing, and is caused chiefly by infection—see bronchopneumonia, lobar pneumonia, primary atypical pneumonia
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