Crossword clues for lung
- Air bag, of a sort
- Air chamber
- You can't take a breather without it
- Organ with bronchi
- It's close to your heart
- Bronchus outlet
- Anatomical air bag
- Alveolus site
- Alveoli locale
- Word with iron or aqua
- Tracheal terminus
- Thing in a chest
- Source of baby's breath
- Respiratory system organ
- Pulmonologist's focus
- Pouch in a chest
- Oxygen tank?
- Oxygen processor
- Organ with alveoli
- Organ with air
- Organ that holds inhaled air
- Organ that helps you breathe
- Organ studied by a pulmonologist
- Organ of respiration
- Organ of inspiration?
- Organ in a chest
- Organ above the diaphragm
- One that inspires?
- One in a rib cage
- It could use a breath of air
- Inhalation station
- Inhalation organ
- Heart's neighbor
- Feature of a frog, but not a tadpole
- Chest drawer?
- Carbon dioxide remover
- Breather (example #2)
- Breath-taking organ
- Air-breather's organ
- Air obtainer
- Air conditioner?
- ___ capacity
- __ capacity
- Bronchiole locale
- The "pneumo" in pneumonia
- Chest organ
- It's breath-taking and inspiring
- What "pneumo-" means
- Air bag?
- Place for a breath of fresh air?
- Chest part
- Where inhaled air goes
- Pulmonary organ
- Breather's organ
- It's found in a chest
- Alveoli site
- One getting an inspiration?
- One housed in a chest
- Breathing space?
- See 52-Down
- Inspiring part of the body?
- Either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates
- Serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
- Iron ___
- Breathing organ
- Thoracic organ
- Item in a chest
- Respiratory organ
- Wang ___, Pearl Buck hero
- Buck's Wang ___
- See 54 Down
- Breathing apparatus?
- Pearl Buck's Wang ___
- Aqua follower
- Wang ___, P. Buck character
- Vital organ
- Cumbrian border - pull over and have a breather
- Organ providing oxygen to the blood
- With effort carry round pole — getting breather
- To carry heavy load knight must stop for a breather
- Lobed organ
- Scuba gear
- Breathing need
- It's breathtaking
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lung \Lung\ (l[u^]ng), n. [OE. lunge, AS. lunge, pl. lungen; akin to D. long, G. lunge, Icel. & Sw. lunga, Dan. lunge, all prob. from the root of E. light. [root]125. See Light not heavy.] (Anat.) An organ for a["e]rial respiration; -- commonly in the plural.
My lungs began to crow
Note: In all air-breathing vertebrates the lungs are developed from the ventral wall of the esophagus as a pouch which divides into two sacs. In amphibians and many reptiles the lungs retain very nearly this primitive saclike character, but in the higher forms the connection with the esophagus becomes elongated into the windpipe and the inner walls of the sacs become more and more divided, until, in the mammals, the air spaces become minutely divided into tubes ending in small air cells, in the walls of which the blood circulates in a fine network of capillaries. In mammals the lungs are more or less divided into lobes, and each lung occupies a separate cavity in the thorax. See Respiration.
Lung fever (Med.), pneumoni
Lung flower (Bot.), a species of gentian ( Gentian Pneumonanthe).
Lung lichen (Bot.), tree lungwort. See under Lungwort.
Lung sac (Zo["o]l.), one of the breathing organs of spiders and snails.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"human respiratory organ," c.1300, from Old English lungen (plural), from Proto-Germanic *lungw- (cognates: Old Norse lunge, Old Frisian lungen, Middle Dutch longhe, Dutch long, Old High German lungun, German lunge "lung"), literally "the light organ," from PIE *legwh- "not heavy, having little weight; easy, agile, nimble" (cognates: Russian lëgkij, Polish lekki "light;" Russian lëgkoje "lung," Greek elaphros "light" in weight; see also lever).\n
\nThe notion probably is from the fact that, when thrown into a pot of water, lungs of a slaughtered animal float, while the heart, liver, etc., do not. Compare also Portuguese leve "lung," from Latin levis "light;" Irish scaman "lungs," from scaman "light;" Welsh ysgyfaint "lungs," from ysgafn "light." See also lights, pulmonary. Lung cancer attested from 1882.
n. (context anatomy English) A biological organ that extracts oxygen from the air.
n. either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
The Lung (肺，Fei) is one of the zang organs stipulated by Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is a functionally defined entity and not equivalent to the anatomical organ of the same name.
Lung ( rlung) means wind or breath. It is a key concept in the Vajrayana traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and has a variety of meanings. Lung is a concept that's particularly important to understandings of the subtle body and the Three Vajras (body, speech and mind). Tibetan medicine practitioner Dr Tamdin Sither Bradley provides a summary:
The general description of rLung is that it is a subtle flow of energy and out of the five elements (air, fire, water, earth and space) it is most closely connected with air. However it is not simply the air which we breathe or the wind in our stomachs, it goes much deeper than that. rLung is like a horse and the mind is the rider, if there is something wrong with the horse the rider will not be able to ride properly. Its description is that it is rough, light, cool, thin, hard, movable. The general function of rLung is to help growth, movement of the body, exhalation and inhalation and to aid the function of mind, speech and body. rLung helps to separate in our stomachs what we eat into nutrients and waste products. However its most important function is to carry the movements of mind, speech and body. The nature of rLung is both hot and cold.
Lung is an organ for breathing.
Lung(s) may also refer to:
- Lung, Tibet, a village in Tibet
- Lung, Nepal, a village in Nepal
- Lung (Tibetan Buddhism), a concept in Tibetan Buddhism
- Lung (Chinese medicine), a functionally defined organ (zang-fu) in traditional Chinese medicine
Radical 212 , the Chinese character for "dragon" transliterated as lung in some systems
- Long (surname), also transliterated as "Lung"
- Lungs (album), 2009 debut album by Florence and the Machine
- Lungs (EP), 1982 EP by American post-hardcore band Big Black
- Lungs, County Tyrone, a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
The lungs are the primary organs of respiration in humans and many other animals including a few fish and some snails. In mammals and most other vertebrates, two lungs are located near the backbone on either side of the heart. Their function in the respiratory system is to extract oxygen from the atmosphere and transfer it into the bloodstream, and to release carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the atmosphere, in a process of gas exchange. Respiration is driven by different muscular systems in different species. Mammals, reptiles and birds use their musculoskeletal systems to support and foster breathing. In early tetrapods, air was driven into the lungs by the pharyngeal muscles via buccal pumping, a mechanism still seen in amphibians. In humans, the primary muscle that drives breathing is the diaphragm. The lungs also provide airflow that makes vocal sounds including human speech possible.
Humans have two lungs, a right lung and a left lung. They are situated within the thoracic cavity of the chest. The right lung is bigger than the left, which shares space in the chest with the heart. The lungs together weigh approximately , and the right is heavier. The lungs are part of the lower respiratory tract that begins at the trachea and branches into the bronchi and bronchioles and which receive air breathed in via the conducting zone. These divide until air reaches microscopic alveoli, where the process of gas exchange takes place. Together, the lungs contain approximately of airways and 300 to 500 million alveoli. The lungs are enclosed within a sac called the pleural sac which allows the inner and outer walls to slide over each other whilst breathing takes place, without much friction. This sac encloses each lung and also divides each lung into sections called lobes. The right lung has three lobes and the left has two. The lobes are further divided into bronchopulmonary segments and lobules. The lungs have a unique blood supply, receiving deoxygenated blood sent from the heart for the purposes of receiving oxygen (the pulmonary circulation) and a separate supply of oxygenated blood (the bronchial circulation).
The tissue of the lungs can be affected by a number of diseases, including pneumonia and lung cancer. Chronic diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema can be related to smoking or exposure to harmful substances. Diseases such as bronchitis can also affect the respiratory tract.
In embryonic development, the lungs begin to develop as an outpouching of the foregut, a tube which goes on to form the upper part of the digestive system. When the lungs are formed the fetus is held in the fluid-filled amniotic sac and so they do not function to breathe. Blood is also diverted from the lungs through the ductus arteriosus. At birth however, air begins to pass through the lungs, and the diversionary duct closes, so that the lungs can begin to respire. The lungs only fully develop in early childhood.
Usage examples of "lung".
The cigarette tastes good and it burns my throat and my lungs and though it is the lowest and weakest drug that I am addicted to, it is still a drug and it feels fucking good.
But what if he lost his lungs, became a servant of the small aerator for the rest of his days?
She chose breath over sight and grabbed the aerator, quenching her agonized lungs even as the high-tech optics were torn off her head, turning everything black.
Relief flooded through him when he saw the second assailant on the ground, Ager on top of him, blade sunk deep into his heart and lungs.
From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn air, when even the nights are warm, and when in those dark warm nights, golden stars startle and delight us continually by falling from the sky.
Behind them, the sage continued his chant, reciting slokas upon slokas, the mantras seeming to change the very texture of the air they breathed, infusing their lungs with raw, pure energy drawn down from the akasa to replace the foul atmosphere of the Bhayanak-van.
He next presented a photomicrograph that showed that there was no alveolar problem in the lungs.
I could see the lacy network of lung tissue formed into delicate alveolar sacs for exchange of gas between blood and air.
If our lungs find in the atmosphere the aliment they need, it is thanks to the inconceivably incoherent forests of arborescent fern.
After a while his organs had begun to degenerate, depleted calcium levels had reduced his bones to brittle porcelain sticks, muscles had atrophied, and fluid bloated his tissues, impairing his lungs, degrading his lymphatic system.
Inhaled sodium azide goes into the lungs and directly into the blood, where its molecules bond with oxygen molecules and render the oxygen unusable.
Eckley reports an instance of supernumerary lobe of the right lung in close connection with the vena azygos major.
It took Admiral Beagle twenty minutes to negotiate the mile to the resort, and when he came up the last hill, his case a heavy weight in his hand, his heart and lungs and legs all feeling strain, for the moment his attention was diverted from thoughts of redress and retribution.
Some of the men with wet beriberi would lose a little fluid from their limbs, and from their lungs.
Her herbroom was filled with the smells of cooking borage leaves for aches, teas of wild thyme to help clear lungs, pine oil to ease breathing.