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

medical : relating to the lungs

Full Definition of PULMONARY

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


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


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

Medical Definition of PULMONARY

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


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