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pleuropneumonia

[ploo r-oh-noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, -nyoo-]
noun Pathology.
  1. pleurisy conjoined with pneumonia.
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Origin of pleuropneumonia

First recorded in 1715–25; pleuro- + pneumonia
Related formspleu·ro·pneu·mon·ic [ploo r-oh-noo-mon-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌplʊər oʊ nuˈmɒn ɪk, -nyu-/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pleuropneumonia

Historical Examples

  • The apparent symptoms are the same as when the animal is affected with pleuropneumonia.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • It seems quite plain that as early as 1713 and 1714 pleuropneumonia existed in Swabia and several Cantons of Switzerland.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • In 1886 pleuropneumonia was discovered in some of the large distillery stables of Chicago and among cows on neighboring lots.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • Some authorities look upon these bands as constituting the so-called "marbling" of pleuropneumonia.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

  • If a strictly parasitic organism, like the contagion of pleuropneumonia, it might be completely extirpated in this way.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle

    U.S. Department of Agriculture


pleuropneumonia in Medicine

pleuropneumonia

(plur′ō-nu-mōnyə)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.
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