bron·​cho·​pneu·​mo·​nia | \ˌbräŋ-(ˌ)kō-n(y)u̇-ˈmō-nyə, -n(y)ü\

Definition of bronchopneumonia 

: pneumonia involving many relatively small areas of lung tissue

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Court documents list the boy’s ultimate cause of death as viral and bacterial bronchopneumonia with bone marrow suppression and anoxic brain injury. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Man gets 10 years for killing girlfriend's 2-year-old son," 1 Aug. 2018 According to the report, mis-certifying deaths due to bronchopneumonia was linked to opioid usage without appropriate clinical indication. Rupert Darwall, WSJ, "Reform the NHS Before It Kills Again," 4 July 2018 Richards’s death certificate records the cause, four days later, as bronchopneumonia, even though this was not the underlying cause of death. Rupert Darwall, WSJ, "Reform the NHS Before It Kills Again," 4 July 2018 Acute bronchopneumonia and obesity were listed as other significant causes. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Beanie Feldstein Makes 'Special' Cameo in Maroon 5 Music Video 5 Months After Her Brother, the Band's Manager, Dies," 31 May 2018 An autopsy report showed acute bronchitis, early bronchopneumonia, abscesses on her feet and ulcers on her skin. The Republic |, "Quacy Smith: 'I'll never forget standing at the head of that precious child's casket'," 31 Mar. 2018 Also listed as contributing factors were obesity and acute bronchopneumonia. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Maroon 5 Manager Jordan Feldstein's Cause of Death Revealed," 19 Mar. 2018 The doctor who examined Kenzo diagnosed him with bronchopneumonia; the doctor also determined that Kenzo was a chronic alcoholic. Jayson Jenks, The Seattle Times, "Western student Jim Okubo went from an ‘enemy alien’ to an American hero," 19 July 2017

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First Known Use of bronchopneumonia

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchopneumonia

New Latin

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bron·​cho·​pneu·​mo·​nia | \ˌbräŋ-(ˌ)kō-n(y)u̇-ˈmō-nyə \

Medical Definition of bronchopneumonia 

: pneumonia involving many relatively small areas of lung tissue

called also bronchial pneumonia, lobular pneumonia

Other Words from bronchopneumonia

bronchopneumonic \-​ˈmän-​ik \ adjective

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