from The Century Dictionary.
- In pathology, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resembling croup; involving the formation of a false membrane on a mucous surface.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Med.) Relating to or resembling croup; especially, attended with the formation of a deposit or membrane like that found in membranous croup.
- adjective pneumonia attended with deposition of fibrinous matter in the air vesicles of the lungs; ordinary acute pneumonia.
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- adjective medicine Relating to or resembling
croup; especially, attended with the formation of a depositor membranelike that found in membranouscroup.
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_The course of croupous pneumonia_ is typical, and unless it terminates fatally in the first stage, the periods of congestion, hepatization and resolution follow each other in regular manner.
Not only did he teach at the Army and Columbian University Medical Schools, serve on examining boards, attend medical meetings, consult with other doctors when his specialized knowledge was needed, but he worked in his laboratory on croupous pneumonia, erysipelas, abdominal typhus, malaria and other subjects, and published his observations in scientific journals.
The doctors talk of the croupous form of pneumonia, and of some other form -- I do not know the difference -- but I do know that this man had a great pain in his chest, and that his head ached, and that he had alternate arctic chills and flames of fever.
The chief varieties of pneumonia are catarrhal -- later discussed in connection with bronchitis, under the name of broncho-pneumonia -- and the fibrinous or croupous variety.
Contagious pleuropneumonia is an acute contagious disease of horses manifesting itself either as a croupous pneumonia or a pleuropneumonia with complications in the form of serous infiltrations of the subcutaneous tissues and tendons.