[noo-muh-nahy-tis, nyoo-] /ˌnu məˈnaɪ tɪs, ˌnyu-/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the lung caused by a virus or exposure to irritating substances.
inflammation of the lungs

pneumonitis pneu·mo·ni·tis (nōō’mə-nī’tĭs, nyōō’-)
Inflammation of lung tissue. Also called pulmonitis.


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  • Pneumonocele

    pneumonocele pneu·mo·no·cele (nōō’mə-nō-sēl’, nyōō’-, nu-mŏn’ə-, nyu-) n. Protrusion of a portion of the lung through a defect in the chest wall. Also called pleurocele, pneumatocele, pneumocele.

  • Pneumonocentesis

    pneumonocentesis pneu·mo·no·cen·te·sis (nōō’mə-nō-sěn-tē’sĭs, nyōō’-) or pneu·mo·cen·te·sis (nōō’mō-, nyōō’-) n. Paracentesis of the lung.

  • Pneumonococcal

    pneumonococcal pneu·mo·no·coc·cal (nōō’mə-nō-kŏk’əl, nyōō’-) adj. Relating to or associated with Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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