- of, relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary.
- pertaining to or affected with pneumonia.
Origin of pneumonic
Examples from the Web for pneumonic
First, bubonic (rhymes with pneumonic but is altogether different) is a local infection sequestered in a lymph node.Bubonic Plague Is Back (but It Never Really Left)
November 27, 2014
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
July 23, 2014
In pneumonic cases the bacillus may be found in the sputum of the patient.The Flea
It occurs in several forms, of which the bubonic and the pneumonic are the most common.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
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
Under these conditions the pneumonic patient sprays plague bacilli into the air while coughing and droplet infection follows.Plague
Thomas Wright Jackson
A patient, while delirious with the pneumonic form of the plague, expectorated into the face of an English nurse caring for him.
- of, relating to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary
- of or relating to pneumonia
Word Origin and History for pneumonic
"pertaining to the lungs," 1670s, from Latin pneumonicus, from Greek pneumonikos "of the lungs," from pneumon (see pneumonia).
- Relating to, affected by, or similar to pneumonia.
- Of, affecting, or relating to the lungs; pulmonary.