pul·​mo·​nol·​o·​gist | \ ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnä-lə-jəst How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio) , ˌpəl- \

Definition of pulmonologist

: a specialist in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs

Other Words from pulmonologist

pulmonology \ ˌpu̇l-​mə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jē How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio) , ˌpəl-​ \ noun

Examples of pulmonologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Take your child to your pediatrician, and to a doctor who specializes in asthma, such as a pulmonologist, allergist or immunologist. Talis Shelbourne, jsonline.com, 26 Aug. 2022 The biomarker is not specific enough to launch any interventional efforts against babies who might be at risk for SIDS, Dr. Thomas Keens, a pediatric pulmonologist at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, told USA TODAY. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 25 May 2022 Children who are referred to the clinic undergo a thorough evaluation by a pulmonologist, allergist and a clinical pharmacist to determine the severity of their asthma, and to also educate families and offer treatment options. Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 20 Aug. 2022 These are also the most likely of the lung’s cells to turn cancerous, a pulmonologist with Albert Einstein College of Medicine explained in a statement. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 31 May 2022 That's a red flag, said Dr. Marc Sala, a pulmonologist and critical care specialist who sees long Covid patients at Northwestern Medicine's Comprehensive Covid-19 Center. NBC News, 12 Mar. 2022 The pulmonologist, who also teaches at Rosalind Franklin University, emphasized the contributions of all of the staff who collaborated to extract the sharp dental tool from Jozsi's lung. Zoe Sottile, CNN, 23 Apr. 2022 She’d been previously infected but only found out when a pulmonologist told her in 2016 that her lung scan indicated Valley fever. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2022 In the interview, Christensen said the prosecution had a really strong argument, especially with Dr. Martin Tobin, a soft-spoken pulmonologist who testified in clear language that Floyd died of low oxygen due to Chauvin's restraint. Eric Levenson, CNN, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pulmonologist

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pulmonologist

Latin pulmon-, pulmo + English -ologist (as in cardiologist)

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pul·​mo·​nol·​o·​gist | \ ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnäl-ə-jəst, ˌpəl- How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of pulmonologist

: a specialist in pulmonology

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