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Pronunciation: (noo-mōn'yu, -mō'nē-u, nyoo-), [key]
n. Pathol.
1. inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
2. Also called lobar pneumonia. an acute disease of the lungs, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and characterized by fever, a cough with blood-tinged phlegm, and difficult breathing.

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