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Definition of "pulmonary" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pulmonary" in a sentence
  • "It's not for that reason, but it's for what we call pulmonary hypertension, when the blood pressure in the lungs is extremely high, and life-threatening levels, Viagra can help."
  • "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."
  • "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."