Definitions

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

  • n. Inflammation of lung tissue.

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  • n. inflammation of the tissue of the lungs

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the lungs; pneumonia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Inflammation of the lungs; pneumonia.

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

  • n. inflammation of the lungs; caused by a virus or an allergic reaction

Etymologies

Greek pneumōn, lung; see pneumonic + -itis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the post-Classical Latin pneumonitis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term pneumonitis is synonymous but is best avoided

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  • There have been reports of acute diffuse infiltrative pulmonary disease of unknown etiology such as pneumonitis, interstitial pneumonia, lung infiltration and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in patients receiving VELCADE.

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  • Chemical pneumonitis after the intravenous injection of hydrocarbon.

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  • A severe necrotizing pneumonitis, with direct tissue destruction, can occur.

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