Pulmonary artery
Pulmonary Pul"mo*na*ry, a. [L. pulmonarius, from pulmo, -onis, a lung; of uncertain origin, perh. named from its lightness, and akin to E. float: cf. F. pulmonaire. Cf. {Pneumonia}.] Of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic. [1913 Webster]

{Pulmonary artery}. See the Note under {Artery}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pulmonary artery — Artery: Pulmonary artery …   Wikipedia

  • pulmonary artery — n an arterial trunk or either of its two main branches that carry oxygen deficient blood to the lungs: a) a large arterial trunk that arises from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle, ascends in front of the aorta, and branches into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • pulmonary artery — the artery that conveys blood from the heart to the lungs for oxygenation: the only artery in the body containing deoxygenated blood. It leaves the right ventricle and passes upwards for 5 cm before dividing into two, one branch going to each… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pulmonary artery — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pulmonary artery : singular pulmonary artery plural pulmonary arteries medical one of two arteries (= tubes) that carry blood from the right ventricle of your heart to your lungs …   English dictionary

  • pulmonary artery — noun one of two arteries (branches of the pulmonary trunk) that carry venous blood from the heart to the lungs (Freq. 21) • Syn: ↑arteria pulmonalis • Hypernyms: ↑artery, ↑arteria, ↑arterial blood vessel • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pulmonary artery — noun Date: 1704 an artery that conveys venous blood from the heart to the lungs see heart illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pulmonary artery — Anat. an artery conveying venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs. See diag. under heart. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • pulmonary artery — noun The artery that connects the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs …   Wiktionary

  • pulmonary artery — noun the artery carrying blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs for oxygenation …   English new terms dictionary

  • pulmonary artery — /pʌlmənri ˈatəri/ (say pulmuhnree ahtuhree) noun an artery conveying (venous) blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs …   Australian English dictionary

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