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Pulmonary


/ˈpo͝olməˌnerē/  /ˈpəl-/

Noun

1. Of, relating to, affecting, or occurring in the lungs as in pulmonary tissue and pulmonary edema. (merriam-webster.com)

2. Carried on by the lungs as in pulmonary respiration. (merriam-webster.com)

3. Occurring in the pulmonary artery as in pulmonary embolism. (merriam-webster.com)

Word origin: From French pulmonaire and directly from Latin pulmonarius “of the lungs,” from pulmo “lung,” cognate with Greek pleumon “lung,” Old Church Slavonic plusta, Lithuanian plauciai “lungs.”

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