Definition of Lungs
1. Noun. (plural of lung) ¹
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Definition of Lungs
1. lung [n] - See also: lung
Medical Definition of Lungs
1. The lungs are a pair of breathing organs located with the chest which remove carbon dioxide from and bring oxygen to the blood. There is a right and left lung. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Lungs
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"IT is beginning to seem more than probable that the first chapter in the story of tuberculosis of the lungs is often written in the bronchial glands, ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In the roots of the lungs the two large bronchi divide, the right into three, ... The weight of the lungs varies much according to age and sex. ..."
3. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"In the lungs the bronchi become divided into many branches (Fig. 106), in the manner described in the account of the lungs. 4. The lungs. Pulmones. ..."
4. The Lancet (1842)
"I am inclined to believe that consumption of the lungs originates in some debilitating мои, however produced, whether by in- lamination or an opposite state ..."
5. Domestic Medicine: Or, A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by by William Buchan (1790)
"Sometimes the inflammation reaches to one lobe of the lungs only, at other times the whole of the organ is affected j in which cafe the ..."
6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Timothy Holmes (1883)
"as 1 to 37, in the latter, as 1 to 43. The specific gravity of the lung-tissue varies from 345 to 746, water being 1000. The size of the lungs ..."