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 pneumonia, lung disease, alteration (influenced by pneuma, breath) of pleumonia, from pleum&omacron;n, 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").