HyperDic: legionnaires[_disease

English > 1 sense of the expression Legionnaires' disease:
NOUNstateLegionnaires' diseaseacute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976
English > Legionnaires' disease: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningAcute (sometimes fatal) lobar pneumonia caused by bacteria of a kind first recognized after an outbreak of the disease at an American Legion convention in Philadelphia in 1976; characterized by fever and muscle and chest pain and headache and chills and a dry cough.
Broaderlobar pneumoniapneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung
CatalanLegionel·losi

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