pleuropneumonia

noun
pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia | \ˌplu̇r-ȯ-nu̇-ˈmō-nyə, -ȯ-nyu̇-\

Definition of pleuropneumonia 

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)

First Known Use of pleuropneumonia

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pleuropneumonia

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pleuropneumonia

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

Medical Definition of pleuropneumonia 

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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