walking pneumonia

noun

Definition of walking pneumonia 

: a usually mild pneumonia caused by a mycoplasma (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) and characterized by malaise, cough, and often fever

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Marsh is dealing with walking pneumonia, which forced him out of the all-star game. Benjamin Wolk, ajc, "How former Australian Rules footballer Arryn Siposs landed at Auburn," 13 Dec. 2017

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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walking pneumonia

noun

Medical Definition of walking pneumonia 

: a usually mild pneumonia caused by a bacterium of the genus Mycoplasma (M. pneumoniae) and characterized by malaise, cough, and often fever

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