Origin of pulmonary
Examples from the Web for pulmonary
The painting is of a human heart set inside a wind-up music box that has a metal rod poking out of the pulmonary artery.
Mark Pletcher, et al. “Association Between Marijuana Exposure and Pulmonary Function Over 20 Years.”Is Pot Good for Lungs? New Marijuana Study Adds to Health-Effects Debate|Anneli Rufus|January 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
McPherson died of a pulmonary embolism, though a coroner originally cited prolonged dehydration and bedrest as the cause.Scientology Insider Emails Attack on Church Finances|Janet Reitman|January 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One witness who failed to appear suffered a pulmonary embolism and died before he could.
Hemorrhage, infection, and pulmonary embolism are all more common following a surgical birth.
The pulmonary artery contained only a small quantity of blood.
A pulmonary abscess cavity the size of a hen's egg occupied the upper part of the lower lobe of the left lung.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900|George Henry Makins
His own death was due to a violent attack of pulmonary disease.
The weapon had partially divided both the aorta and the pulmonary artery—the main arteries of the body.John Thorndyke's Cases|R. Austin Freeman
On the effects produced upon the air-cells of the lungs when the pulmonary circulation is too much increased.
British Dictionary definitions for pulmonary
Word Origin for pulmonary
Word Origin and History for pulmonary
1704, from French pulmonaire and directly from Latin pulmonarius "of the lungs," from pulmo (genitive pulmonis) "lung," cognate with Greek pleumon "lung," Old Church Slavonic plusta, Lithuanian plauciai "lungs," all from PIE *pleu- "to flow, to float, to swim" (see pluvial).
The notion perhaps is from the fact that, when thrown into a pot of water, lungs of a slaughtered animal float, while the heart, liver, etc., do not (cf. Middle English lights "the lungs," literally "the light (in weight) organs"). Also cf. pneumo-.