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pneumonic

[ noo-mon-ik, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈmɒn ɪk, nyʊ- /
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adjective
of, relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary.
pertaining to or affected with pneumonia.

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Origin of pneumonic

1665–75; <New Latin pneumonicus<Greek pneumonikós.See pneumon-, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM pneumonic

post·pneu·mon·ic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pneumonic

mnemonic, pneumonic
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumonic

pneumonic
/ (njuːˈmɒnɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary
of or relating to pneumonia

Word Origin for pneumonic

C17: from New Latin pneumonicus, from Greek, from pneumon lung
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