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pulmonary

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adjective pul·mo·nary \ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē, ˈpəl-\

Simple Definition of pulmonary

  • medical : relating to the lungs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pulmonary

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs <pulmonary tissue> <pulmonary edema> b :  carried on by the lungs <pulmonary respiration>

  2. 2 :  pulmonate

  3. 3 :  occurring in the pulmonary artery <a pulmonary embolism>

Origin and Etymology of pulmonary

Latin pulmonarius, from pulmon-, pulmo lung; akin to Greek pleumōn lung, Sanskrit kloman right lung


First Known Use: 1704

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Medical Dictionary

pulmonary

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adjective pul·mo·nary \ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē, ˈpəl-\

Medical Definition of pulmonary

  1. :  relating to, functioning like, associated with, or carried on by the lungs




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