Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, affecting, or relating to the lungs; pulmonary.
  • adj. Relating to, affected by, or similar to pneumonia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to the lungs; pulmonary.
  • adj. Of, or relating to pneumonia.
  • n. One who has pneumonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lungs; pulmonic.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to pneumonia.
  • n. A medicine for affections of the lungs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the lungs; pulmonary.—2. Pertaining to pneumonia; affected with pneumonia; pulmomtic: as. pneumonic patients.
  • n. A remedy used in diseases of the lungs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pertaining to or characterized by or affected by pneumonia
  • adj. relating to or affecting the lungs

Etymologies

New Latin pneumonicus, from Greek pneumonikos, of the lungs, from pneumōn, lung; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the post-Classical Latin pneumonicus and its etymon, the Ancient Greek πνευμονικός (pneumonikos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.