[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.
/ˈpʌlmənərɪ; -mənrɪ; ˈpʊl-/
of, or relating to or affecting the lungs
having lungs or lunglike organs
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-.
pulmonary pul·mo·nar·y (pul’mə-něr’ē, pŭl’-)
Of, relating to, or affecting the lungs.
Relating to or involving the lungs.
- Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
pulmonary alveolar proteinosis n. A chronic progressive lung disease of adults characterized by alveolar accumulation of granular proteinaceous material and little inflammatory cellular exudate.
noun, Anatomy. 1. an artery conveying venous blood from the right ventricle of the heart to the lungs. noun 1. either of the two arteries that convey oxygen-depleted blood from the heart to the lungs pulmonary artery n. pulmonary artery The artery that carries blood with low levels of oxygen from the right ventricle of […]
- Pulmonary atresia
pulmonary atresia n. The congenital absence of the normal valvular orifice into the pulmonary artery.
- Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure
pulmonary capillary wedge pressure n. An indirect indication of left atrial pressure obtained by wedging a catheter into a small pulmonary artery tightly enough to block flow from behind and thus to sample the pressure beyond.