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pleuropneumonia

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noun pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia \ˌplu̇r-ō-n(y)u̇-ˈmō-nyə\

Medical Definition of pleuropneumonia

  1. 1:  pleurisy accompanied by pneumonia

  2. 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. 3:  a contagious often fatal respiratory disease especially of young pigs that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Actinobacillus (A. pleuropneumoniae)

  4. 4:  pleurisy of horses that is often accompanied by pneumonia and is caused by various bacteria




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