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
(Pneu*mon"ic) a. [Gr. : cf. F. pneumonique.] (a) Of or pertaining to the lungs; pulmonic.
(b) Of or pertaining to pneumonia; as, pneumonic symptoms.
(Pneu*mon"ic), n. (Med.) A medicine for affections of the lungs.
(Pneu`mo*nit"ic) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to pneumonitis.
(||Pneu`mo*ni"tis) n. [NL. See Pneumo-, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs; pneumonia.
(Pneu`mo*nom"e*ter) n. [See Pneumo-, and -meter.] (Physiol.) A spirometer; a pneumometer.
(||Pneu`mo*noph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. a lung + to bear.] (Zoöl.) The division of
Siphonophora which includes the Physalia and allied genera; called also Pneumatophoræ.
(Pneu"mo*ny) n. [Cf. F. pneumonie.] See Pneumonia.
(||Pneu`mo*öt"o*ka) n. pl. [NL. See Pneumo-, and Oöticoid.] (Zoöl.) Same as Sauropsida.
(||Pneu*moph"o*ra) n. pl. [NL. See Pneumonophora.] (Zoöl.) (Zoöl.) A division of holothurians
having an internal gill, or respiratory tree.
(Pneu`mo*skel"e*ton) n. [Pneumo- + skeleton.] (Zoöl.) A chitinous structure which
supports the gill in some invertebrates.
(Pneu`mo*ther"a*py) n. [Gr. air + therapy.] (Med.) The treatment of disease by inhalations
of compressed or rarefied air.
(Pneu`mo*tho"rax) n. [Gr. air + E. thorax.] (Med.) A condition in which air or other
gas is present in the cavity of the chest; called also pneumatothorax.
(||Pni*ga"li*on) n. [NL., fr. Gr. nightmare, fr. to throttle.] (Med.) Nightmare.
(Pnyx) n. [NL., fr. Gr. .] (Gr. Antiq.) The place at Athens where the meetings of the people were
held for making decrees, etc.
(Po"a) n. [NL., fr. Gr. grass.] (Bot.) A genus of grasses, including a great number of species, as
the kinds called meadow grass, Kentucky blue grass, June grass, and spear grass (which see).
(Poach) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Poached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Poaching.] [F. pocher to place in a
pocket, to poach eggs (the yolk of the egg being as it were pouched in the white), from poche pocket,
pouch. See Pouch, v. & n.]
1. To cook, as eggs, by breaking them into boiling water; also, to cook with butter after breaking in a
2. To rob of game; to pocket and convey away by stealth, as game; hence, to plunder. Garth.