- of or relating to the lungs.
- of the nature of a lung; lunglike.
- affecting the lungs.
- having lungs or lunglike organs.
- pertaining to or affected with disease of the lungs.
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.Trading Dime Bags for Salvador Dali
October 19, 2014
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
January 14, 2012
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
January 7, 2012
One witness who failed to appear suffered a pulmonary embolism and died before he could.Naomi Campbell's Blood Diamond Dilemma
May 5, 2010
Hemorrhage, infection, and pulmonary embolism are all more common following a surgical birth.Why Are So Many Moms Dying?
March 24, 2010
It only hurries the respiration, and chokes the pulmonary vessels.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
In the last stage of a pulmonary consumption, took the Infus.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
Several years since, I saw my wife die of pulmonary consumption.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
In 1892 Biggs secured the compulsory notification of pulmonary tuberculosis.Civics and Health
William H. Allen
They are esteemed beneficial in colds and pulmonary disorders.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America
- of, or relating to or affecting the lungs
- having lungs or lunglike organs
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-.
- Of, relating to, or affecting the lungs.
- Relating to or involving the lungs.