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bronchopneumonia

Pronunciation: brong′ko-nū-mo′nĭ-ă

Definition: Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with varying amounts of pulmonary consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.

Synonym(s): bronchial pneumonia

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