either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and the higher vertebrates.
an analogous organ in certain invertebrates, as arachnids or terrestrial gastropods.
Idioms about lung
at the top of one's lungs, as loudly as possible; with full voice: The baby cried at the top of his lungs.
- lunged [luhngd], /lʌŋd/, adjective
- half-lunged, adjective
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How to use lung in a sentence
The heated blankets were used to keep patients’ bodies warm while their lungs breathed in the cold, fresh air.Best heated throw blanket: Bundle up with these electric blankets | PopSci Commerce Team | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
The EPA considers particles this size to be a threat to human health because, once inhaled, they can get deep into the lungs.Air pollution in US subway stations is disturbingly high | Kate Baggaley | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
He died in 1984 of lung cancer at age 56 — a cruel loss for readers and American literature.‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a bestseller, but its author, Walter Tevis, was hardly a one-hit wonder | Michael Dirda | February 3, 2021 | Washington Post
Even if you still have some virus replicating, but it’s much lower levels or can’t get deep in your lungs, you would also predict that you would have less long-term complications.COVID-19 vaccines could end the pandemic by eliminating severe cases | Kate Baggaley | January 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
We have these drugs called kinase inhibitors that target specific subsets of lung cancer.How to Fix the Incentives in Cancer Research (Ep. 449) | Stephen J. Dubner | January 28, 2021 | Freakonomics
I am always sick because of the cold and I have suffered constant lung infections over the past several months.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike | IranWire | December 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eight days later their bassist, Gerard Smith, passed away from lung cancer.Revenge of the Rock Nerds: TV on the Radio’s Long Road to ‘Seeds’ | Marlow Stern | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The bullet entered the left side of his chest, hit his heart and settled in his lung.
He decided to write his book four years ago, after he was hospitalized with a near-fatal lung condition.Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue | Tom Sykes | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While casual exercisers might not notice any difference in lung capacity, intense gym-goers might feel the effects of an e-cig.
Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b).
It, or a similar bacillus, is sometimes found in the sputum of gangrene of the lung.
Tuberculous pleurisy due to direct extension from the lung may give excess of polymorphonuclears owing to mixed infection.
Owen says that the thymus appears in vertebrates with the establishment of the lung as the main or exclusive respiratory organ.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
He had been a bachelor with an inventive turn of mind and only one lung when he met the Widow Chisholme at the Springs.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
British Dictionary definitions for lung
either one of a pair of spongy saclike respiratory organs within the thorax of higher vertebrates, which oxygenate the blood and remove its carbon dioxide
any similar or analogous organ in other vertebrates or in invertebrates
at the top of one's lungs in one's loudest voice; yelling
- Related adjectives: pneumonic, pulmonary, pulmonic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for lung
Either of two spongy organs in the chest of air-breathing vertebrate animals that serve as the organs of gas exchange. Blood flowing through the lungs picks up oxygen from inhaled air and releases carbon dioxide, which is exhaled. Air enters and leaves the lungs through the bronchial tubes.
A similar organ found in some invertebrates.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lung
see at the top of one's lungs.
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