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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 ?
My internal hurts were deemed the most serious, since it was apparent that a broken rib had penetrated my left lung, and that many of my organs had been pressed out so far to one side or the other of where they belonged, that it was doubtful if they would ever learn to perform their functions in such remote and unaccustomed localities.
Anderson's ball--for it was Job that shot him first-- had broken his shoulder-blade and touched the lung, not badly; the second had only torn and displaced some muscles in the calf.
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.
The deep-sea freighters are rising to lung up after the long night, and the leisurely ocean is all patterned with peacock's eyes of foam.
He was exerting then his utmost strength of lung against the infamous plot to expose him to the derision of the fiendish associates of that obscene woman
Exposure and a lung wound from a rebel bullet had sent Wade home an invalid, and during the five years which had followed, he had realized only too well how little help he had been to her.
This is done by cutting a slit in the tail of an ox, and binding in a piece of the diseased lung of an animal which has died of the sickness.
This naturally led to some pleasant chat about sciatica, fevers, chills, lung diseases, and bronchitis; and Harris said how very awkward it would be if one of us were taken seriously ill in the night, seeing how far away we were from a doctor.
Each time my sword found his body--once penetrating to his lung.
There was an arrow entirely through his chest, and as he coughed the blood from his wounded lung poured suddenly from his mouth and nostrils.
     With lusty lung, here on his western strand
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.