pleuropneumonia

noun

pleu·​ro·​pneu·​mo·​nia ˌplu̇r-ȯ-nu̇-ˈmō-nyə How to pronounce pleuropneumonia (audio)
-ȯ-nyu̇-
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)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pleuropneumonia was in 1671

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“Pleuropneumonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleuropneumonia. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

pleuropneumonia

noun
pleu·​ro·​pneu·​mo·​nia ˌplu̇r-ō-n(y)u̇-ˈmō-nyə How to pronounce pleuropneumonia (audio)
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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