[ puhl-muh-ner-ee, poo l- ]
/ ˈpʌl məˌnɛr i, ˈpʊl- /


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

1650–60; < Latin pulmōnārius of the lungs, equivalent to pulmōn- (stem of pulmō lung; akin to Greek pleúmōn, later pneúmōn lung; cf. pneuma) + -ārius -ary

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British Dictionary definitions for pulmonary


/ (ˈpʌlmənərɪ, -mənrɪ, ˈpʊl-) /


of, or relating to or affecting the lungs
having lungs or lunglike organs

Word Origin for pulmonary

C18: from Latin pulmōnārius, from pulmō a lung; related to Greek pleumōn a lung
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Medicine definitions for pulmonary


[ pulmə-nĕr′ē, pŭl- ]


Of, relating to, or affecting the lungs.
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Science definitions for pulmonary


[ pulmə-nĕr′ē ]

Relating to or involving the lungs.
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