lung
noun Etymology: Middle English lunge, from Old English lungen; akin to Old High German lungun lung, līhti light in weight — more at light Date: before 12th century 1. a. one of the usually paired compound saccular thoracic organs that constitute the basic respiratory organ of air-breathing vertebrates b. any of various respiratory organs of invertebrates 2. a. a device enabling individuals abandoning a submarine to rise to the surface b. a mechanical device for regularly introducing fresh air into and withdrawing stale air from the lung ; respirator — compare iron lunglungful noun

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  • lung — LUNG, Ă, lungi, adj., adv., s.n. I. adj. 1. Care are o lungime mare, ale cărui capete sunt depărtate unul de altul. ♢ expr. A avea mâna lungă (sau degete lungi) sau a fi lung de mână (sau de, în degete) = a avea obiceiul să fure, a fi hoţ. A fi… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 — ist eine andere Schreibweise für den Long (Mythologie), den chinesischen Drachen Lung ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Silviu Lung (* 1956), rumänischer Fußballspieler Silviu Lung Jr. (* 1989), rumänischer Fußballspieler Ti Lung (* 1946) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lung — (n.) human respiratory organ, c.1300, from O.E. lungen (pl.), from P.Gmc. *lungw (Cf. O.N. lunge, O.Fris. lungen, M.Du. longhe, Du. long, O.H.G. lungun, Ger. lunge lung ), lit. the light organ, from PIE *legwh not heavy, having little weight;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lung — [lʌŋ] n ↑artery, ↑brain, ↑fatty, ↑tissue, ↑heart, ↑kidney, ↑intestine, ↑intestine2, ↑small, ↑large, ↑liver, ↑lung, ↑muscles, ↑stomach, ↑ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lung — [ lʌŋ ] noun count ** one of the organs in your chest that fill with air when you breathe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lung — ► NOUN ▪ each of the pair of organs within the ribcage into which air is drawn in breathing, so that oxygen can pass into the blood and carbon dioxide be removed. DERIVATIVES lunged adjective lungful noun. ORIGIN Old English, related to LIGHT(Cf …   English terms dictionary

  • lung — [luŋ] n. [ME lunge < OE lungen, akin to Ger lunge < IE base * legwh , light in weight and movement: the lungs were so named because of their lightness: see LIGHTS] 1. either of the two spongelike respiratory organs in the thorax of… …   English World dictionary

  • Lung — For other uses, see Lung (disambiguation). Lunged redirects here. For other uses, see Lunge. The lungs of a pig …   Wikipedia

  • lung — lunged /lungd/, adj. /lung/, n. 1. either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and the higher vertebrates. 2. an analogous organ in certain invertebrates, as arachnids or terrestrial gastropods. 3. at the top of one s… …   Universalium

  • lung — am·e·lung; aq·ua·lung·er; brems·strah·lung; kee·lung; lung; lung·ful; lung·ie; lung·less; quel·lung; sa·lung; se·lung; su·lung; tan·ga·lung; lung·er; …   English syllables

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