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lung

noun \ˈləŋ\

: either one of the two organs that people and animals use to breathe air

Full Definition of LUNG

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 lung
lung·ful \-ˌfl\ noun

Examples of LUNG

  1. He filled his lungs with the clean. fresh air.

Origin of LUNG

Middle English lunge, from Old English lungen; akin to Old High German lungun lung, līhti light in weight — more at light
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with LUNG

lung

noun \ˈləŋ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LUNG

1
a :  one of the usually two compound saccular organs that constitute the basic respiratory organ of air-breathing vertebrates, that normally occupy the entire lateral parts of the thorax and consist essentially of an inverted tree of intricately branched bronchioles communicating with thin-walled terminal alveoli swathed in a network of delicate capillaries where the actual gaseous exchange of respiration takes place, and that in humans are somewhat flattened with a broad base resting against the diaphragm and have the right lung divided into three lobes and the left into two lobes b :  any of various respiratory organs of invertebrates
2
:  a mechanical device for regularly introducing fresh air into and withdrawing stale air from the lungs :  respirator—see iron lung
lunged adjective

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