/noo mohn"yeuh, -moh"nee euh, nyoo-/ , n. Pathol.
1. inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
2. 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.
[ 1595-1605; pneumonía. See PNEUMON-, -IA ]