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[brong-koh-noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, -nyoo-] /ˌbrɒŋ koʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ-/
noun, Pathology.
a form of pneumonia centering on bronchial passages.
Also called bronchial pneumonia.
Origin of bronchopneumonia
First recorded in 1855-60; broncho- + pneumonia
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[brong-koh-noo-mon-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌbrɒŋ koʊ nʊˈmɒn ɪk, -nyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bronchopneumonia
Historical Examples
  • It is non-specific when it may be due to a variety of organisms, as enteritis (generally), bronchopneumonia, wound infections.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey
  • In general, the distinction between pleuropneumonia and bronchopneumonia is not difficult to make.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The lung tissue in bronchopneumonia is not enlarged, but rather more contracted than the normal tissue around it.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • The neighboring lung tissue, when collapsed and involved in bronchopneumonia, has the color and consistency of pale-red flesh.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for bronchopneumonia


inflammation of the lungs, originating in the bronchioles
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bronchopneumonia in Medicine

bronchopneumonia bron·cho·pneu·mon·ia (brŏng'kō-nu-mōn'yə, -nyu-)
Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with irregular areas of consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into the peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts of the lungs. Also called bronchial pneumonia.

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