pulmonary

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

Definition of pulmonary

  1. 1a :  of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs pulmonary tissue pulmonary edemab :  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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PULMONARY Defined for English Language Learners

pulmonary

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

Definition of pulmonary for English Language Learners

  • medical : relating to the lungs


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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