pulmonary
adjective Etymology: Latin pulmonarius, from pulmon-, pulmo lung; akin to Greek pleumōn lung, Sanskrit kloman right lung Date: 1704 1. a. of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs <
pulmonary tissue
>
<
pulmonary edema
>
b. carried on by the lungs <
pulmonary respiration
>
2. pulmonate 3. occurring in the pulmonary artery <
a pulmonary embolism
>

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pulmonary — Pul mo*na*ry, n. [Cf. F. pulmonaire. See {Pulmonary}, a. ] (Bot.) Lungwort. Ainsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pulmonary — 1704, from L. pulmonarius of the lungs, from pulmonem (nom. pulmo, gen. pulmonis) lung, cognate with Gk. pleumon lung, O.C.S. plusta, Lith. plauciai lungs, all from PIE *pleu to flow, to float, to swim (see PLUVIAL (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • pulmonary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the lungs. ORIGIN from Latin pulmo lung …   English terms dictionary

  • pulmonary — [pul′mə ner΄ē, pool′mə ner΄ē] adj. [L pulmonarius < pulmo (gen. pulmonis), lung < IE * pleumon, lung, orig., floater < base * pleu , to swim, float > FLOW: for semantic development see LIGHTS] 1. of, like, or affecting the lungs 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • pulmonary — /pul meuh ner ee, pool /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the lungs. 2. of the nature of a lung; lunglike. 3. affecting the lungs. 4. having lungs or lunglike organs. 5. pertaining to or affected with disease of the lungs. [1650 60; < L pulmonarius… …   Universalium

  • pulmonary — adj. 1 of or relating to the lungs. 2 having lungs or lunglike organs. 3 affected with or susceptible to lung disease. Phrases and idioms: pulmonary artery the artery conveying blood from the heart to the lungs. pulmonary tuberculosis a form of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pulmonary — [[t]pʌ̱lmənəri, AM neri[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Pulmonary means relating to your lungs. [MEDICAL] ...respiratory and pulmonary disease …   English dictionary

  • pulmonary — adj. Pulmonary is used with these nouns: ↑disease, ↑infection, ↑rehabilitation, ↑vein …   Collocations dictionary

  • pulmonary — [18] Latin pulmō meant ‘lung’ (it was related to Greek pleúmōn ‘lung’, ultimate source of English pneumonia). From it was formed the adjective pulmōnārius, which English adopted at the beginning of the 18th century as pulmonary …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

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