- pulmonary:  Latin pulmō meant ‘lung’ (it was related to Greek pleúmōn ‘lung’, ultimate source of English pneumonia). From it was formed the adjective pulmōnārius, which English adopted at the beginning of the 18th century as pulmonary.
- pulmonary (adj.)
- 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 (compare Middle English lights "the lungs," literally "the light (in weight) organs"). Also see pneumo-.
- 1. He died from a pulmonary embolism.
- 2. Maybe pulmonary edema was not in the cards for me after all.
- 3. When pulmonary capillary pressure is markedly elevated, pulmonary edema ensues.
- 当肺毛细血管压力明显升高时, 就出现肺水肿.
- 4. The lungs should be examined for possible pulmonary edema.
- 5. The pulmonary migration of larvae is associated with fever, cough, occasionally hemoptysis.
- 蛔蚴肺部移行,可伴有发热 、 咳嗽 、 偶尔咯血.
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