Definition of pulmonary
1a : of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs pulmonary tissue pulmonary edemab : carried on by the lungs pulmonary respiration
2 : pulmonate
3 : occurring in the pulmonary artery a pulmonary embolism
Recent Examples of pulmonary from the Web
Surgeries such as the atrial switch, which Martinez had to correct the flow of oxygenated blood in her heart, and the Fontan procedure, which redirects blood to the pulmonary artery in those with a weak or absent right ventricle, became more common.
Mrs. VandeLinde's health began deteriorating in 2002 from her pulmonary disease — brought on by smoking but also a genetic deficiency in the proteins that line the lungs.
The group had its beginnings in the early 1980s when Systrom, a pulmonary critical care physician, offered to serve as a volunteer on-premises physician for the band’s leader and vocalist Gregg Allman during one of his solo Atlanta shows.
The home-grown organs could be used to repair the lungs of children who are born with insufficient lung development (which causes 2,800 newborn deaths in the U.S. every year) and other pulmonary diseases.
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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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Definition of pulmonary for English Language Learners
medical : relating to the lungs
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