Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of lung tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Inflammation of the lungs; pneumonia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs; pneumonia.

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  • noun medicine inflammation of the tissue of the lungs

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

Etymologies

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

[Greek pneumōn, lung; see pneumonic + –itis.]

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From the post-Classical Latin pneumonitis.

Examples

  • The term pneumonitis is synonymous but is best avoided

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