pneumonic

adjective pneu·mon·ic \ nu̇-ˈmä-nik , nyu̇- \
Updated on: 29 Dec 2017

Definition of pneumonic

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the lungs
  • pneumonic plague
: pulmonic, pulmonary
2 : of, relating to, or affected with pneumonia

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Origin and Etymology of pneumonic

New Latin pneumonicus, from Greek pneumonikos, from pneumōn

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pneumonic

adjective pneu·mon·ic \ n(y)u̇-ˈmän-ik \

medical Definition of pneumonic

1 : of, relating to, or affecting the lungs : pulmonary
2 : of, relating to, or affected with pneumonia

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