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bronchopneumonia

[ brong-koh-noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌbrɒŋ koʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ- /
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noun Pathology.
a form of pneumonia centering on bronchial passages.
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Also called bronchial pneumonia.

Origin of bronchopneumonia

First recorded in 1855–60; broncho- + pneumonia

OTHER WORDS FROM bronchopneumonia

bron·cho·pneu·mon·ic [brong-koh-noo-mon-ik, -nyoo-], /ˌbrɒŋ koʊ nʊˈmɒn ɪk, -nyʊ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bronchopneumonia

bronchopneumonia
/ (ˌbrɒŋkəʊnjuːˈməʊnɪə) /

noun
inflammation of the lungs, originating in the bronchioles
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Medical definitions for bronchopneumonia

bronchopneumonia
[ brŏng′kō-nu-mōnyə ]

n.
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.bronchial pneumonia
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