pul·​mon·​ic pu̇l-ˈmä-nik How to pronounce pulmonic (audio)

Examples of pulmonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The former California governor's first surgery was in 1997 when his pulmonic valve and aortic valve were replaced, an operation that was good for 12 to 15 years. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 His first two surgeries were in 1997, during which doctors replaced his pulmonic and aortic valves. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 25 Mar. 2024 At systole, when the heart contracts, the valves at the bases of the great vessels (pulmonic and aortic) open, while those between the atria and ventricles (tricuspid and mitral) close. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, 18 June 2022 Has successful open-heart surgery to replace the pulmonic valve inserted in 1997. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 22 July 2021 The former California governor first underwent heart surgery in 1997, to replace his original pulmonic valve due to a congenital heart defect. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, 23 Oct. 2020 Franklin suspects Fredericks had congenital pulmonic stenosis, a narrowing of the valve that leads from the heart to the lungs, causing cyanosis or blueness. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, 2 Sep. 2020 The pulmonic valve originally was installed in 1997 for a congenital heart defect and had to be replaced. CBS News, 2 Apr. 2018 The 70-year-old Hollywood superstar and former governor of California went to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Thursday for a pulmonic valve replacement, a spokesperson said in a statement. Time, 30 Mar. 2018

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Word History


Latin pulmon-, pulmo

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulmonic was in 1661

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Cite this Entry

“Pulmonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonic. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


pul·​mon·​ic pu̇l-ˈmän-ik, ˌpəl- How to pronounce pulmonic (audio)
: pulmonary
pulmonic lesions
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