pulmonologist

noun

pul·​mo·​nol·​o·​gist ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnä-lə-jəst How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio)
ˌpəl-
: a specialist in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs
pulmonology noun

Examples of pulmonologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a pulmonologist, Dr. Gary Gibbon never expected to be diagnosed with lung disease himself, much less be in need of a new set of lungs. Kaitlin Sullivan, NBC News, 30 Mar. 2024 Nasal sprays While people tend to prefer taking a pill to using a nasal spray, the sprays are effective at relieving congestion, said Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington in Seattle. Berkeley Lovelace Jr., NBC News, 9 Jan. 2024 At this time, there also is limited information on the long-term usage and effects of melatonin in children, says Abigail Strang, MD, pulmonologist at Nemours Children’s Health, Delaware Valley. Staff Author, Parents, 14 Mar. 2024 The Southside section of the trail also focuses on people like John Wakefield Walker, the first Black pulmonologist in America, and provides easy access to eateries like Good Hot Fish, a new restaurant opened by Ashleigh Shanti, a James Beard semi-finalist who competed on Top Chef. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2024 In this ruminative novel set during the COVID pandemic, the narrator, an intellectual living in New York, lends her apartment to a visiting pulmonologist and moves into one belonging to acquaintances who have decamped to a suburb, leaving behind their pet macaw. The New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2023 While pneumonia involves the lungs specifically, other organ systems can be affected, Dr. Clayton Cowl, a pulmonologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., recently told Fortune. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 7 Dec. 2023 There doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about it, and my pulmonologist has never treated it. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 23 Aug. 2023 While pneumonia involves the lungs specifically, other organ systems can be affected, Dr. Clayton Cowl, a pulmonologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., tells Fortune. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 12 Oct. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pulmonologist was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Pulmonologist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pulmonologist. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

pulmonologist

noun
pul·​mo·​nol·​o·​gist ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnäl-ə-jəst, ˌpəl- How to pronounce pulmonologist (audio)
: a specialist in pulmonology
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