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Definition of "pneumonitis" []

  • Inflammation of lung tissue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pneumonitis" in a sentence
  • "The term pneumonitis is synonymous but is best avoided"
  • "Murder dropped enough in 2010 that it was overtaken at No. 15 by a respiratory illness called pneumonitis that is seen mainly in people 75 and older."
  • "Murphy said it fell to 16 in 2010, replaced by the lung inflammation known as pneumonitis, common among the elderly."