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?
How to use pulmo in a sentence
This substance, which he says is like the Pulmo Marinus, he saw with his own eyes, the rest he learnt by report.
Make out the external jugular, the innominate, and its two branches, and the pulmo-cutaneous and vena cava superior.Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata|H. G. Wells
He compared it to the thick, viscid animal substance called pulmo marinus, a sort of mollusk or medusa.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland
Urtica marina includes both Anemones and certain Scyphomedusae (not Pulmo).Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk|Thomas Browne