[ploo r-oh-noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, -nyoo-] /ˌplʊər oʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ-/

noun, Pathology.
pleurisy conjoined with .

pleuropneumonia pleu·ro·pneu·mo·nia (plur’ō-nu-mōn’yə, -nyu-)
Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.


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