from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two spongy, saclike respiratory organs in most vertebrates, occupying the chest cavity together with the heart and functioning to remove carbon dioxide from the blood and provide it with oxygen.
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A biological organ that extracts oxygen from the air.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An organ for aërial respiration; -- commonly in the plural.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the two spongy or saccular organs, occupying the thorax or upper part of the body-cavity, which communicate with the pharynx through the trachea, and are the organs of respiration in air-breathing vertebrates.
- n. In entomology, one of the respiratory organs peculiar to those Arachnida whose tracheal system is modified into a number of lamellæ superimposed upon one another like the leaves of a book. They are also called pulmonary lamellæ and respiratory leaflets.
- n. In pulmonate mollusks, a modification of the integument subserving aërial respiration: more fully called external lung. Huxley.
- n. plural A bellows-blower; a chemist's servant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
I held my hand up to look and it was glistening with that bright red blood you see in lung shots.
Amniotic fluid is an important prognostic indicator because a critical phase in lung development occurs around 18 to 20 weeks of gestation.
The role and regulation of heme oxygenase in lung antioxidant defenses
The earliest sign of rejection is a decrease in lung function.
If you're presented with a broadside shot, the heart-lung is almost directly behind the foreleg, but I realize such a textbook shot is a rarity.
It turned out that she had five broken ribs and a collapsed lung from the fall earlier that day.
In one small square of public housing his next door neighbour was dealing and bomb-making and two doors down similar were beating a man to death (broom handle up nether regions to lodge in lung).
Ground-level ozone, the chief ingredient of smog, has been linked to decreases in lung function and increased risks of throat irritation, coughing, chest pain, and lung-tissue inflammation.
Risks vs. Benefits In an interview, Dr. Chlebowski said the breast-cancer findings — along with another WHI follow-up study released last year that showed an increase in lung-cancer deaths among women taking hormones — should cause women and doctors to weigh the risks and benefits of hormones more carefully.
It is well known that smoking cigarettes leads to an increase in lung cancer and oral cancers.