Pneumonia Definition

no͝o-mōnyə, nyo͝o-
pneumoniae
noun
Inflammation or infection of the alveoli of the lungs of varying degrees of severity and caused by bacteria, viruses, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pneumonia

Noun

Singular:
pneumonia
Plural:
pneumonias

Origin of Pneumonia

  • New Latin from Greek pneumoniā lung disease alteration (influenced by pneuma breath) of pleumoniā from pleumōn lung pleu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek πνευμονία (pneumonia, “lung disease"), from πνεύμων (pneumōn, “lung").

    From Wiktionary

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