walking pneumonia


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 As a teenager, Hiles had developed walking pneumonia that stayed with her for years. Your Fat Friend, SELF, 21 Dec. 2020 The lefthander is dealing with a case of the flu that morphed into walking pneumonia. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Feb. 2020 Marsh is dealing with walking pneumonia, which forced him out of the all-star game. Benjamin Wolk, ajc, 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of walking pneumonia

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of walking pneumonia was in 1888

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“Walking pneumonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20pneumonia. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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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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