pulmonary

adjective

pul·​mo·​nary ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio)
1
a
: of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs
pulmonary tissue
pulmonary edema
b
: carried on by the lungs
pulmonary respiration
2
3
: occurring in the pulmonary artery
a pulmonary embolism

Examples of pulmonary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The medical breakthrough led to further developments, including Dr. Stahlman’s research on pulmonary function, the physiology of lung cells and a treatment using surfactant, a protein that is deficient in babies with hyaline membrane disease. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, 3 July 2024 Although much less common, coughing can be a sign of some medical emergencies, like lung collapse or pulmonary embolism, when an artery that supplies the lungs with blood becomes blocked by a blood clot. Jenny Sweigard, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 The Danish rider spent 12 days in the hospital after the crash, recovering from a fractured collarbone and ribs, a pulmonary contusion and a pneumothorax, and lung injuries. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 28 June 2024 Silica particles can end up in the air and be inhaled, which is what may cause silicosis, a type of pulmonary fibrosis. Devika Rao, theweek, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for pulmonary 

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulmonary was in 1704

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Cite this Entry

“Pulmonary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonary. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pulmonary

adjective
pul·​mo·​nary ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio)
1
: relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs
2
: carried on by the lungs
pulmonary respiration

Medical Definition

pulmonary

adjective
pul·​mo·​nary ˈpu̇l-mə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce pulmonary (audio) ˈpəl- How to pronounce pulmonary (audio)
: relating to, functioning like, associated with, or carried on by the lungs

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