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

Examples of walking pneumonia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lefthander is dealing with a case of the flu that morphed into walking pneumonia. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Chris Sale kicks off 2020 Red Sox camp with walking pneumonia," 12 Feb. 2020 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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First Known Use of walking pneumonia

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Walking pneumonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20pneumonia. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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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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