pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) , ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) \

Definition of pulmonary

1a : 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

Examples of pulmonary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company noted 15 events of deep vein thrombosis and 22 events of pulmonary embolism among vaccinated individuals, as of March 8. Kayla Rivas, Fox News, "Sweden pauses AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines," 16 Mar. 2021 The incident rate of thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism for the 17 million people who've gotten the AstraZeneca vaccine so far is, by my calculation, 0.00000218%. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "With checks in the mail, Wall Street wonders: is there a ‘stimmy’ rally in the making?," 16 Mar. 2021 Among the millions of people who have received the AstraZeneca shot in Britain, 14 reported cases of deep vein thrombosis and 13 reported cases of a pulmonary embolism, conditions that can both be caused by blood clots. New York Times, "AstraZeneca Concerns Throw Europe’s Vaccine Rollout Into Deeper Disarray," 15 Mar. 2021 Out of 17 million people vaccinated in the U.K. and E.U., there have been 15 cases of deep vein thrombosis and 22 cases of pulmonary embolism. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Countries Across Europe Put the AstraZeneca Vaccine Rollout on Hold—Here’s Why," 15 Mar. 2021 There have been 15 reports of clots in the legs, called deep vein thrombosis, and 22 cases of blood clots that reached the lungs, known as a pulmonary embolism. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "Germany joins countries suspending use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine amid reports of fatal blood clots," 15 Mar. 2021 Atkinson had meningitis as a child and, 10 years ago, suffered a pulmonary embolism, which, in part, qualified her for the vaccine. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "People Are Dressing Up To Get The Vaccine. Here’s Why.," 4 Mar. 2021 Over the past year, Brown has undergone extensive therapies, including pulmonary rehabilitation to increase her lung capacity and speech therapy to help restore her speaking and singing ability. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, "COVID long-haulers speak about living with brain fog, rancid smells and crushing fatigue," 20 Mar. 2021 The molecule is identical to the nitric oxide molecule used to treat pulmonary hypertension (Blue Baby Syndrome) in babies. Chris Smith, BGR, "This nasal spray could kill the coronavirus before it infects you," 17 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of pulmonary

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pulmonary

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

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The first known use of pulmonary was in 1704

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5 Apr 2021

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“Pulmonary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonary. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pulmonary

medical : relating to the lungs


pul·​mo·​nary | \ ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) , ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulmonary

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

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