pneumonia[no̵̅o̅ mōn′yə, nyo̵̅o̅-; occas., -mō′nē ə]
- Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs and causes coughing, fever, difficulty breathing and congestion.
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 pneumōn, 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").