1. pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; commonly due to streptococcal infection;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Pneumonia \Pneu*mo"ni*a\ (n[-u]*m[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr.
Gr. pneymoni`a, fr. pney`mwn, pl. pney`mones the lungs, also,
pley`mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. Pneumatio,
Inflammation of the lungs.
Catarrhal pneumonia, or Broncho-pneumonia, is
inflammation of the lung tissue, associated with catarrh
and with marked evidences of inflammation of bronchial
membranes, often chronic; -- also called lobular
pneumonia, from its affecting single lobules at a time.
Croupous pneumonia, or ordinary pneumonia, is an acute
affection characterized by sudden onset with a chill, high
fever, rapid course, and sudden decline; -- also called
lobar pneumonia, from its affecting a whole lobe of the
lung at once. See under Croupous.
Fibroid pneumonia is an inflammation of the interstitial
connective tissue lying between the lobules of the lungs,
and is very slow in its course, producing shrinking and
atrophy of the lungs.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; commonly
due to streptococcal infection