Origin of pleuropneumoniapleuro- + pneumonia
- Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.
- An infectious febrile disease of cattle, caused by a mycoplasma and characterized by inflammation of the pleura and lungs.
- (medicine) inflammation of the pleura and lungs; a combination of pleurisy and pneumonia, especially a kind of contagious and fatal lung plague of cattle
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pleuro- +"Ž pneumonia