pneumonia [ n oo- mohn-y uh, - moh-nee- uh, ny oo- ] SHOW IPA / nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, nyʊ- / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology inflammation of the lungs with congestion. Also called lobar pneumonia. an acute disease of the lungs, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and characterized by fever, a cough with blood-tinged phlegm, and difficult breathing. Nearby words pneumolithiasis
pneumonocele Origin of pneumonia 1595–1605;
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In specially selected young men, as soldiers, the death rate from
pneumonia is only one in twenty-five cases.
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pneumonia just when her son needed him most. British Dictionary definitions for pneumonia noun inflammation of one or both lungs, in which the air sacs (alveoli) become filled with liquid, which renders them useless for breathing. It is usually caused by bacterial (esp pneumococcal) or viral infection Word Origin for pneumonia
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Medicine definitions for pneumonia n. An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs and caused by viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants.
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Science definitions for pneumonia An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, especially an infectious disease caused by viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens, such as mycoplasmas. Individuals with pneumonia often have abnormal chest x-rays that show areas with fluid in the infected part of the lungs.
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Culture definitions for pneumonia
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