A doctor looking at a chest Xray.
An example of pneumonia is an inflammation caused by bacteria or a virus that leaves someone coughing and with a fever for a couple of weeks.
Origin of pneumoniaModern Latin from Classical Greek from pneum?n, lung: see pneuma
Origin of pneumoniaNew Latin from Greek pneumoniā lung disease alteration ( influenced by pneuma breath ) of pleumoniā from pleumōn lung ; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural pneumonias or pneumoniÃ¦)
From Ancient Greek Ï€Î½ÎµÏ…Î¼Î¿Î½Î¯Î± (pneumonia, “lung disease"), from Ï€Î½ÎµÏÎ¼Ï‰Î½ (pneumÅn, “lung").