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[puhl-mon-ik, poo l-]
  1. pulmonary.
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Origin of pulmonic

From the French word pulmonique, dating back to 1655–65. See pulmonary, -ic
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Examples from the Web for pulmonic

Historical Examples

  • How swelling it is, compared with this poor, puny, pulmonic little Frenchman!

    Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2

    Gustave Flaubert

  • This part of the circulation is often called the lesser or pulmonic circulation.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • This disease is sometimes called chronic bronchitis, sometimes mucous consumption, pulmonic catarrh, and galloping consumption.

  • The systemic blood-circulation being completely separated from the pulmonic, the circulation is said to be double.

  • Want of due capacity of the chest, and any other indication of a liability to a pulmonic disease.

British Dictionary definitions for pulmonic


  1. of or relating to the lungs; pulmonary
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  1. rare
    1. a person with lung disease
    2. a drug or remedy for lung disease
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Word Origin

C17: from French pulmonique, from Latin pulmō a lung; see pulmonary
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pulmonic in Medicine


(pul-mŏnĭk, pŭl-)
  1. Of or relating to the lungs; pulmonary.
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