Gentian Pneumonanthe
Lung Lung (l[u^]ng), n. [OE. lunge, AS. lunge, pl. lungen; akin to D. long, G. lunge, Icel. & Sw. lunga, Dan. lunge, all prob. from the root of E. light. [root]125. See {Light} not heavy.] (Anat.) An organ for a["e]rial respiration; -- commonly in the plural. [1913 Webster]

My lungs began to crow like chanticleer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: In all air-breathing vertebrates the lungs are developed from the ventral wall of the esophagus as a pouch which divides into two sacs. In amphibians and many reptiles the lungs retain very nearly this primitive saclike character, but in the higher forms the connection with the esophagus becomes elongated into the windpipe and the inner walls of the sacs become more and more divided, until, in the mammals, the air spaces become minutely divided into tubes ending in small air cells, in the walls of which the blood circulates in a fine network of capillaries. In mammals the lungs are more or less divided into lobes, and each lung occupies a separate cavity in the thorax. See {Respiration}. [1913 Webster]

{Lung fever} (Med.), pneumonia.

{Lung flower} (Bot.), a species of gentian ({Gentian Pneumonanthe}).

{Lung lichen} (Bot.), tree lungwort. See under {Lungwort}.

{Lung sac} (Zo["o]l.), one of the breathing organs of spiders and snails. [1913 Webster]


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  • Marsh Gentian — Taxobox name = Gentiana pneumonanthe image width = 250px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Gentianales familia = Gentianaceae genus = Gentiana species = G. pneumonanthe binomial = Gentiana pneumonanthe… …   Wikipedia

  • marsh gentian — noun perennial Eurasian gentian with sky blue funnel shaped flowers of damp open heaths • Syn: ↑calathian violet, ↑Gentiana pneumonanthe • Hypernyms: ↑gentian • Member Holonyms: ↑Gentiana, ↑genus Gentiana * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gentiana pneumonanthe — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Gentiana pneumonanthe — noun perennial Eurasian gentian with sky blue funnel shaped flowers of damp open heaths • Syn: ↑marsh gentian, ↑calathian violet • Hypernyms: ↑gentian • Member Holonyms: ↑Gentiana, ↑genus Gentiana …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gentiana pneumonanthe — siauralapis gencijonas statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gentiana pneumonanthe angl. Calathian violet; marsh gentian vok. Lungen Enzian; Wiesen Enzian rus. горечавка легочная; горечавка обыкновенная; синие колокольчики lenk. goryczka… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • marsh gentian — siauralapis gencijonas statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Gentiana pneumonanthe angl. Calathian violet; marsh gentian vok. Lungen Enzian; Wiesen Enzian rus. горечавка легочная; горечавка обыкновенная; синие колокольчики lenk. goryczka… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Lung — (l[u^]ng), n. [OE. lunge, AS. lunge, pl. lungen; akin to D. long, G. lunge, Icel. & Sw. lunga, Dan. lunge, all prob. from the root of E. light. [root]125. See {Light} not heavy.] (Anat.) An organ for a[ e]rial respiration; commonly in the plural …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lung fever — Lung Lung (l[u^]ng), n. [OE. lunge, AS. lunge, pl. lungen; akin to D. long, G. lunge, Icel. & Sw. lunga, Dan. lunge, all prob. from the root of E. light. [root]125. See {Light} not heavy.] (Anat.) An organ for a[ e]rial respiration; commonly in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lung flower — Lung Lung (l[u^]ng), n. [OE. lunge, AS. lunge, pl. lungen; akin to D. long, G. lunge, Icel. & Sw. lunga, Dan. lunge, all prob. from the root of E. light. [root]125. See {Light} not heavy.] (Anat.) An organ for a[ e]rial respiration; commonly in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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