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lung

 (lŭng)
n.
1. Either of two spongy, saclike respiratory organs in air-breathing vertebrates, occupying the chest cavity together with the heart and functioning to provide oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide.
2. A similar organ in some invertebrates, including spiders and terrestrial snails.
Idiom:
at the top of (one's) lungs
As loudly as one's voice will allow.

[Middle English lunge, from Old English lungen, lungs; see legwh- in Indo-European roots.]

lung

(lʌŋ)
n
1. (Anatomy) either one of a pair of spongy saclike respiratory organs within the thorax of higher vertebrates, which oxygenate the blood and remove its carbon dioxide
2. (Zoology) any similar or analogous organ in other vertebrates or in invertebrates
3. at the top of one's lungs in one's loudest voice; yelling
[Old English lungen; related to Old High German lungun lung. Compare lights2]

lung

(lʌŋ)

n.
1. either of the two saclike respiratory organs in the thorax of humans and other air-breathing vertebrates.
2. an analogous organ in certain invertebrates, as arachnids.
[before 1000; lungen, Old English, c. Middle Dutch longe, Old High German lungun]
lunged (lʌŋd) adj.

lung

(lŭng)
1. Either of two spongy organs in the chest of air-breathing vertebrate animals that serve as the organs of gas exchange. Blood flowing through the lungs picks up oxygen from inhaled air and releases carbon dioxide, which is exhaled. Air enters and leaves the lungs through the bronchial tubes.
2. A similar organ found in some invertebrates.

lung

- Goes back to an Indo-European word for "light," because of the lightness of the organ.
See also related terms for organs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrateslung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
bronchial artery - arteries that accompany the bronchioles
pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
alveolar bed - lung tissue densely packed with alveoli
lobe of the lung - any of the three lobes of the right lung or the two lobes of the left lung
lower respiratory tract - the bronchi and lungs
respiratory organ - any organ involved in the process of respiration
air cell, air sac, alveolus - a tiny sac for holding air in the lungs; formed by the terminal dilation of tiny air passageways

lung

noun
Related words
adjectives pulmonary, pulmonic, pneumonic
Translations
رِئَةٌرِئَه
plíce
lunge
pulmo
keuhko
pluća
tüdõtüdő
lunga
pulmo
plautis
plauša
plămân
pľúca
pljuča
lunga
ปอด
phổi

lung

[lʌŋ]
A. Npulmón m
B. CPD lung cancer Ncáncer m de pulmón
lung disease Nenfermedad f pulmonar

lung

[ˈlʌŋ] npoumon mlung cancer ncancer m du poumon

lung

nLunge f; (= iron lung)eiserne Lunge; that baby has plenty of lung powerdas Baby hat eine kräftige Lunge; he has weak lungser hat keine gute Lunge

lung

[lʌŋ] npolmone m
to shout at the top of one's lungs → gridare a squarciagola

lung

(laŋ) noun
one of the pair of organs of breathing, in man and other animals.

lung

رِئَةٌ plíce lunge Lunge πνεύμονας pulmón keuhko poumon pluća polmone long lunge płuco pulmão легкое lunga ปอด akciğer phổi

lung

n. pulmón, órgano par de la respiración contenido dentro de la cavidad pleural del tórax que se conecta con la faringe a través de la tráquea y la laringe;
air containing ______ aireado;
___ abscessabsceso pulmonar;
___ cancercáncer del ___;
___ capacitiesvolumen pulmonar;
___ collapsecolapso del ___;
___ diseasesneumopatías;
___ elasticityelasticidad pulmonar;
___ hemorrhagehemorragia pulmonar;
quiet ______ silencioso.

lung

n pulmón m
References in classic literature ?
This receives confirmation from the circumstance, that it is observed of animals destitute of lungs that they have also but one cavity in the heart, and that in children who cannot use them while in the womb, there is a hole through which the blood flows from the hollow vein into the left cavity of the heart, and a tube through which it passes from the arterial vein into the grand artery without passing through the lung.
All my will was concentrated on breathing--on breathing the air in the hugest lung-full gulps I could, pumping the greatest amount of air into my lungs in the shortest possible time.
All physiologists admit that the swimbladder is homologous, or 'ideally similar,' in position and structure with the lungs of the higher vertebrate animals: hence there seems to me to be no great difficulty in believing that natural selection has actually converted a swimbladder into a lung, or organ used exclusively for respiration.
Filling my lungs with air, I dived beneath the surface and swam through the inky, icy blackness on and on along the submerged gallery.
He bade him pour upon the wounds the lungs of a Goat.
Two white men an' a Swede froze to death that night, an' there was a dozen busted their lungs.
I opened my mouth wide, and my lungs saturated themselves with fresh particles.
Fancy a girl wanting to follow the hounds when her lungs are so bad
Instead, he filled his lungs with air before the huge reptile dragged him beneath the surface, and then, with all the might of his great muscles, fought bitterly for freedom.
He glanced up at the quiet stars, at the same time emptying his lungs of air.
What seemed the centre of the Stranger's form lay open to my view: yet I could see no heart, nor lungs, nor arteries, only a beautiful harmonious Something -- for which I had no words; but you, my Readers in Spaceland, would call it the surface of the Sphere.
Bowling is good for the stone and reins; shooting for the lungs and breast; gentle walking for the stomach; riding for the head; and the like.