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pneumonitis

[ noo-muh-nahy-tis, nyoo- ]
/ ˌnu məˈnaɪ tɪs, ˌnyu- /
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noun Pathology.

inflammation of the lung caused by a virus or exposure to irritating substances.

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Origin of pneumonitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at pneumon-, -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for pneumonitis

pneumonitis
/ (ˌnjuːmɒnˈaɪtɪs) /

noun

inflammation of the lungs
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Medical definitions for pneumonitis

pneumonitis
[ nōō′mə-nītĭs ]

n.

Inflammation of lung tissue.pulmonitis
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