[ 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.

Origin of bronchopneumonia

First recorded in 1855–60; broncho- + pneumonia
Also called bronchial pneumonia.

OTHER WORDS FROM bronchopneumonia

bron·cho·pneu·mon·ic [brong-koh-noo-mon-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌbrɒŋ koʊ nʊˈmɒn ɪk, -nyʊ-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bronchopneumonia

  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for bronchopneumonia

/ (ˌbrɒŋkəʊnjuːˈməʊnɪə) /


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

[ brŏng′kō-nu-mōnyə ]


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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