n. pl. pul•mo•nes (pul-mō′nēz, pŭl-)
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Medical definitions for pulmo (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE PULMO-
What does pulmo- mean?
Pulmo- comes from the Latin pulmō, meaning “lung.” This Latin root is also the source of pulmonary, a medical adjective for “lung.”
What are variants of pulmo-?
Examples of pulmo-
Pulmoaortic, meaning “relating to the pulmonary artery and the aorta,” is one example of a medical term that features the combining form pulmo-.
The first part of the word, pulmo-, means “lung,” as we have seen. The second part, -aortic, refers to the aorta, the main artery in the body. So, pulmoaortic literal means “relating to the lungs and aorta.”
What are some words that use the combining form pulmo-?
What are some other forms that pulmo- may be commonly confused with?