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lung British & World English

Each of the pair of organs situated within the ribcage, consisting of elastic sacs with branching passages into which air is drawn, so that oxygen can pass into the blood and carbon dioxide be removed. Lungs are characteristic of vertebrates other than fish, though similar structures are present in some other animal groups

lung English Thesaurus

pulmonary

book lung British & World English

(In a spider or other arachnid) each of a pair of respiratory organs composed of many fine lamellae. They are situated in the abdomen and have openings on the underside

iron lung British & World English

A rigid case fitted over a patient’s body, used for administering prolonged artificial respiration by means of mechanical pumps

black lung British & World English

Pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of coal dust

farmer's lung British & World English

A type of pneumonitis caused by an allergic reaction to spores in mouldy hay

bird fancier's lung British & World English

A respiratory disease caused by inhaling dust consisting of feathers, droppings, and other organic matter from birds

heart-lung machine British & World English

A machine that temporarily takes over the functions of the heart and lungs, especially during heart surgery

Chilung British & World English

A chief port and naval base in Taiwan, at the northern tip of the island; population 390,400 (est. 2007)

Chi-lung in Chilung British & World English

A chief port and naval base in Taiwan, at the northern tip of the island; population 390,400 (est. 2007)

aqualung British & World English

A portable breathing apparatus for divers, consisting of cylinders of compressed air strapped on the diver’s back, feeding air automatically through a mask or mouthpiece

Aqua-Lung in aqualung British & World English

A portable breathing apparatus for divers, consisting of cylinders of compressed air strapped on the diver’s back, feeding air automatically through a mask or mouthpiece