Pneumonia meaning

no͝o-mōnyə, nyo͝o-
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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.

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An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a bacterium, virus, or other infectious agent.
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Inflammation or infection of the alveoli of the lungs of varying degrees of severity and caused by bacteria, viruses, etc.
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An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by a bacterium, virus, or other infectious agent.
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An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants.
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An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs, especially an infectious disease caused by viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens, such as mycoplasmas. Individuals with pneumonia often have abnormal chest x-rays that show areas with fluid in the infected part of the lungs.
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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