Meaning of PNEUMONIA in English

/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 ]

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