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PNEUMONIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pneumonia mean? 

PNEUMONIA (noun)
  The noun PNEUMONIA has 1 sense:

1. respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants

  Familiarity information: PNEUMONIA used as a noun is very rare.


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PNEUMONIA (noun)


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Meaning:

Respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("pneumonia" is a kind of...):

respiratory disease; respiratory disorder; respiratory illness (a disease affecting the respiratory system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pneumonia"):

bronchial pneumonia; bronchopneumonia (pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles)

lobar pneumonia (pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; commonly due to streptococcal infection)

pneumococcal pneumonia (pneumonia caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus)

interstitial plasma cell pneumonia; pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; pneumocystis pneumonia; pneumocytosis (pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims))

pleuropneumonia (pleurisy and pneumonia)

viral pneumonia (pneumonia caused by a virus)


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