Entry from US English dictionary
A type of pneumonia caused by mycoplasmas, with symptoms similar to but milder than those of bacterial or viral pneumonia. It spreads easily and typically affects school-age children and adults under 40.
- It's a wonderful remedy for lung ailments such as bronchitis and walking pneumonia, and it has also been shown to lower blood glucose levels when taken regularly over a period of time.
- I am just recovering from a terrible cough and infection that my doctor diagnosed as walking pneumonia.
- The last time I lost my voice it turned out to be walking pneumonia and since I have chronic asthma, I went to see my PCP.
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Syllabification: walk·ing pneu·mo·ni·a
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