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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek, from pneumon 'lung'

pneumonia

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
pneu‧mo‧ni‧a [uncountable]
MI a serious illness that affects your lungs and makes it difficult for you to breathe:
She was taken to hospital, suffering from pneumonia.

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