Examples from the Web for pneumonic
First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.
The patient has been described by some reports as having “bubonic” plague and by others as having developed the “pneumonic” form.It’s Not Time to Worry About China’s Plague Just Yet|Kent Sepkowitz|July 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In pneumonic cases the bacillus may be found in the sputum of the patient.The Flea|Harold Russell
The more fatal form is known as pneumonic plague, and in this the lungs are the seat of the disease.Disease and Its Causes|William Thomas Councilman
A section of the former presents the same appearance as is observed in the lungs of pneumonic patients.
The cause of the pneumonic plague is so little known that it may be interesting to mention it here.The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines|Isabel Anderson
Pneumonic plague had appeared in Manchuria, and was stalking through the land.Under the Chinese Dragon|F. S. Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for pneumonic
Word Origin for pneumonic
Word Origin and History for pneumonic
"pertaining to the lungs," 1670s, from Latin pneumonicus, from Greek pneumonikos "of the lungs," from pneumon (see pneumonia).