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pleuropneumonia

[ploo r-oh-noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, -nyoo-] /ˌplʊər oʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ-/
noun, Pathology.
1.
pleurisy conjoined with pneumonia.
Origin of pleuropneumonia
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25; pleuro- + pneumonia
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pleuropneumonic
[ploo r-oh-noo-mon-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌplʊər oʊ nuˈmɒn ɪk, -nyu-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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pleuropneumonia pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia (plur'ō-nu-mōn'yə, -nyu-)
n.
Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.

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