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ˈpʌl məˌnɛr i, ˈpʊl-pul·mona·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pneumonic, pulmonary, pulmonicadjective

    relating to or affecting the lungs

    "pulmonary disease"


  1. pulmonaryadjective

    Pertaining to, having, or affecting the lungs.

  2. Etymology: From pulmonarius, from pulmo + -arius, from pléu-mon-. Cognate with Greek πλεμόνι, French poumon, Lithuanian plauciai, Polish płuco and Russian плавать.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pulmonaryadjective

    Belonging to the lungs.

    Etymology: from pulmo, Lat.

    The force of the air upon the pulmonary artery is but small in respect of that of the heart. Arbuthnot.

    Cold air, by its immediate contact with the surface of the lungs, is capable of producing defluxions upon the lungs, ulcerations, and all sorts of pulmonick consumptions. Arbuthnot.

  2. Pulmonarynoun

    The herb lungwort. Robert Ainsworth

    Etymology: pulmonaire, Fr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pulmonaryadjective

    of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic

  2. Pulmonaryadjective


  3. Etymology: [L. pulmonarius, from pulmo, -onis, a lung; of uncertain origin, perh. named from its lightness, and akin to E. float: cf. F. pulmonaire. Cf. Pneumonia.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pulmonary

    pul′mō-nā-ri, adj. pertaining to, or affecting, the lungs: done by the lungs: having lungs: pulmonic.—adj. Pulmobranch′iate, breathing by lung-sacs.—n. Pulmom′eter, an instrument for measuring the capacity of the lungs.—adj. Pulmonā′rious, diseased in the lungs.—n.pl. Pulmonā′ta, an order or sub-class of Gasteropoda, air-breathing.—adjs. Pul′monāte, having lungs, lung-sacs, or lung-like organs; Pulmon′ic, pertaining to or affecting the lungs.—n. a medicine for disease of the lungs: one affected by disease of the lungs.—adj. Pulmonif′erous, provided with lungs.—Pulmonary artery, an artery which brings blood from the heart to the lungs; Pulmonary vein, a vein which brings blood from the lungs to the heart. [L. pulmonariuspulmo, pulmonis, a lung—Gr. pleumōn, pneumōn, lung.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pulmonary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pulmonary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pulmonary in a Sentence

  1. Karen Langhart:

    He said well there's a link between NuvaRing and pulmonary embolisms.

  2. Prem Singh:

    Every week a lung cancer patient walks in; earlier we would get one in three months, problems from air pollution are on the rise and leading to multiple diseases such as bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia.

  3. Hondimagegnehu Alemu:

    Around 30% of TB in children is extra-pulmonary, [But] they are not infectious -- they don't have the ability to transmit to other people.

  4. Serena Williams:

    The way I see it, I should have had 30-plus grand slams. I had my chances after coming back from giving birth. I went from a C-section to a second pulmonary embolism to a grand slam final. I played while breastfeeding. I played through postpartum depression. But I didn't get there. But I showed up 23 times, and that's fine. Actually it's extraordinary.

  5. Pam Pontones:

    It's really important that anyone, but especially people who have underlying pulmonary infections of any kind, be vaccinated for influenza.

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