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pneu·mo·nia

 (no͝o-mōn′yə, nyo͝o-)
n.
An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a bacterium, virus, or other infectious agent.

[New Latin, from Greek pneumoniā, lung disease, alteration (influenced by pneuma, breath) of pleumoniā, from pleumōn, lung; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.]

pneumonia

(njuːˈməʊnɪə)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of one or both lungs, in which the air sacs (alveoli) become filled with liquid, which renders them useless for breathing. It is usually caused by bacterial (esp pneumococcal) or viral infection
[C17: New Latin from Greek from pneumōn lung]

pneu•mo•nia

(nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, nyʊ-)

n.
1. inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
2. an acute infection of the lungs caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae.
[1595–1605; < New Latin < Greek pneumonía]

pneu·mo·nia

(no͝o-mōn′yə)
Any of several infections resulting in inflammation of the lungs, caused by bacteria or viruses.

pneumonia

Inflammation of the lungs most often due to viral or bacterial infection. It may be accompanied by pleurisy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritantspneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
bronchial pneumonia, bronchopneumonia - pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
lobar pneumonia - pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; commonly due to streptococcal infection
pneumococcal pneumonia - pneumonia caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus
interstitial plasma cell pneumonia, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, pneumocystis pneumonia, pneumocytosis - pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims)
pleuropneumonia - pleurisy and pneumonia
viral pneumonia - pneumonia caused by a virus
Translations
إلْتِهاب رِئَويذَاتِ الرِّئَة
zápal plicpneumonie
lungebetændelse
keuhkokuumepneumonia
upala pluća
tüdõgyulladás
lungnabólga
肺炎
폐렴
plaučių uždegimas
plaušu karsonis
zápal pľúc
pljučnica
lunginflammation
โรคปอดบวม
bệnh viêm phổi

pneumonia

[njuːˈməʊnɪə] Npulmonía f, neumonía f

pneumonia

[njuːˈməʊniə] npneumonie f

pneumonia

pneumonia

[njuːˈməʊnɪə] npolmonite f

pneumonia

(njuˈməuniə) noun
an illness in which the lungs become inflamed.

pneumonia

ذَاتِ الرِّئَة zápal plic lungebetændelse Lungenentzündung πνευμονία neumonía keuhkokuume pneumonie upala pluća polmonite 肺炎 폐렴 longontsteking lungebetennelse zapalenie płuc pneumonia воспаление легких lunginflammation โรคปอดบวม zatürre bệnh viêm phổi 肺炎

pneu·mo·ni·a

n. pulmonía, neumonía, enfermedad infecciosa causada por bacterias o virus presentes en el tracto respiratorio superior;
double ______ doble;
___ lobar___ lobar;
staphylococcal ______ estafilocócica.

pneumonia

n neumonía, pulmonía (fam); aspiration — neumonía por aspiración; community-acquired — neumonía adquirida en la comunidad; cryptogenic organizing — neumonía organizada criptogénica
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He arrived on the evening of the 21 st, and confirmed my opinion that pneumonia had set in, and that our patient's life was in danger.
Charlie exploded into a stifled laugh at the new pronunciation of pneumonia, to Phebe's great indignation.
You mustn't trifle with it, you know, or it may turn to pneumonia," she would go on, deriving much comfort from the utterance of that foreign word, incomprehensible to others as well as to herself.
Harris Collins bothered him no more with trying to teach him tricks, and, one day, loaned him as a filler-in to a man and woman who had lost three of their dog-troupe by pneumonia.
Marry them before Lent; I may catch pneumonia any winter now, and I want to give the wedding-breakfast.
His iron constitution was somewhat broken by mountain pneumonia, and he had drifted back to live in a milder country for a while.
In the great storm of 1927, while attending a meeting of our leaders, he contracted the pneumonia of which he died.
A disease, which Captain Bonneville supposed to be pneumonia, now appeared among the Indians, carrying off numbers of them after an illness of three or four days.
In the spring Rose took pneumonia and died--a year too late
Bubonic plague and small-pox were raging, while dysentery and pneumonia were reducing the population, and the railroad was raging worst of all.
There came pneumonia and grippe, stalking among them, seeking for weakened constitutions; there was the annual harvest of those whom tuberculosis had been dragging down.
As for "lung sick," which is a dreadful form of pneumonia, very prevalent in this country, they had all been inoculated against it.