HyperDic: lung

English > 1 sense of the word lung:
NOUNbodylungeither of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates
lung > pronunciation
Rhymesaqualung ... young / Young: 14 rhymes with ahng...
English > lung: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningEither of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood.
Part oflower respiratory tractThe bronchi and lungs
Partsalveolar bedlung tissue densely packed with alveoli
alveolus, air sac, air cellA tiny sac for holding air in the lungs
bronchial arteryarteries that accompany the bronchioles
lobe of the lungAny of the three lobes of the right lung or the two lobes of the left lung
pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalisAny of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
Broaderrespiratory organAny organ involved in the process of respiration
Spanishpulmones, pulmón
Adjectivescardiopulmonaryof or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
intrapulmonarybeing or occurring within a lung
lung-likeperforming functions similar to those performed by lungs
pneumogastricof or relating to or involving the lungs and stomach
pneumonic, pulmonary, pulmonicrelating to or affecting the lungs

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