pleuropneumonia(redirected from contagious caprine pleuropneumonia)
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1. pneumonia accompanied by pleurisy; called also pneumopleuritis.
2. an infectious disease of cattle, combining pneumonia and pleurisy, due to Mycoplasma mycoides; see also pleuropneumonia-like organisms.
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1. Inflammation of the pleura and lungs; pneumonia aggravated by pleurisy.
2. An infectious febrile disease of cattle, caused by a mycoplasma and characterized by inflammation of the pleura and lungs.
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