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 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 Ï€Î½ÎµÏ…Î¼Î¿Î½Î¯Î± (pneumonia, “lung disease"), from Ï€Î½ÎµÏÎ¼Ï‰Î½ (pneumÅn, “lung").