American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs and caused by viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms and sometimes by physical and chemical irritants.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inflammation of the tissues of the lung, as distinct from inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchitis) and from inflammation of the serous covering of the lungs (pleuritis). Also called pneumonitis
- n. An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs.
- n. respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
- From Ancient Greek πνευμονία (pneumonia, "lung disease"), from πνεύμων (pneumōn, "lung"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek pneumoniā, lung disease, alteration (influenced by pneuma, breath) of pleumoniā, from pleumōn, lung. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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