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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
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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 Defined for Kids

pneumonia

noun pneu·mo·nia \n-ˈmō-nyə, ny-ˈmō-\

Definition of PNEUMONIA for Kids

:  a serious illness affecting the lungs that is marked especially by fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing
Medical Dictionary

pneumonia

noun pneu·mo·nia \n(y)-ˈmō-nyə\

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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