pleuropneumonia

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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)

Origin and Etymology of pleuropneumonia

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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 :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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