Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or affecting the lungs: pulmonary tuberculosis.
  • adj. Having lungs or lunglike organs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to, having, or affecting the lungs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the lungs; affecting the lungs; pulmonic.
  • n. Lungwort.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the lungs, in the widest sense; respiratory: as, pulmonary organs.
  • Affecting the lungs: as, pulmonary disease.
  • Remedial of affections of the lungs; pulmonic: as, pulmonary medicine.
  • Done by means of lungs; aërial, as a mode of breathing: opposed to branchial or tracheal: as, pulmonary respiration.
  • Having lungs, lung-sacs, or lung-like organs; able to breathe air; pulmobranchiate, pulmonate, or pulmoniferous: distinguished from branchiate: as, a pulmonary mollusk.
  • Of or having the characteristics of the Pulmonaria: distinguished from tracheary: as, a pulmonary arachnidan.
  • n. A pulmonary arachnidan, as a spider or scorpion; a member of the Pulmonaria.
  • n. Lungwort.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or affecting the lungs

Etymologies

Latin pulmōnārius, from pulmō, pulmōn-, lung; see pleu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pulmōnārius ("of the lungs"), from pulmō ("lung") + -ārius, from Proto-Indo-European *pléu-mon-. Cognate with Greek πλεμόνι, French poumon, Lithuanian plauciai, Polish płuco and Russian плавать ("to swim"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • He believed, as much as we do, that the blood passed through the right side of the heart, through the artery which goes to the lungs, through the lungs themselves, and back by what we call the pulmonary veins to the left side of the heart.

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  • Plus, we don't recommend people over 60yrs of age to fly at least 6-8 weeks post up due to lower vascular circulation and increase in pulmonary embolism.

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  • Vibrations of 1 to 2 Hz are generally associated with increases in pulmonary ventilation, heart rate, and sweat production above that level considered normal for any other stress present.

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  • Low or absent amniotic fluid during this time period can result in pulmonary hypoplasia.

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  • The pulmonic, or pulmonary, valve sits on the way out of the heart between the right ventricle and the main pulmonary artery to prevent blood from leaking back in between beats.

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  • Fellows are pediatricians who are training to specialize in pulmonary medicine.

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  • The clots usually form in the lower leg or thigh, but can break loose and travel to other areas of the body such as the lungs, where they are called a pulmonary embolism, or PE.

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  • In a small number of patients with cervical teratomas, the mass effect pulls the lungs into the apex of the chest and results in pulmonary hypoplasia.

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  • The pulmonary, or pulmonic, valve sits on the way out of the heart between the right ventricle and the main pulmonary artery to prevent blood from leaking back into the heart between beats.

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