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lunda | lunda cirrhata | lune | lunet | lunette | lung | lung cancer | lung-grown | lung-like | lung-power | lunge

lung

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Noun

CIDE DICTIONARY

lungn. [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. Light not heavy.].
     An organ for aërial respiration; -- commonly in the plural.  [1913 Webster]
    " 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "My lungs began to crow
    like chanticleer.
    "
Lung fever (Med.), pneumonia. -- Lung flower (Bot.), a species of gentian (Gentian Pneumonanthe). -- Lung lichen (Bot.), tree lungwort. See under Lungwort. -- Lung sac (Zoöl.), one of the breathing organs of spiders and snails.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lung, n. either of the pair of respiratory organs which bring air into contact with the blood in humans and many other vertebrates.

Idiom
lung-power the power of one's voice.
Derivative
lunged adj. lungful n. (pl. -fuls). lungless adj.
Etymology
OE lungen f. Gmc, rel. to LIGHT(2)

THESAURUS

lung

abdomen, anus, appendix, bellows, blind gut, bowels, brain, cecum, colon, ctenidia, duodenum, endocardium, entrails, foregut, giblets, gills, gizzard, guts, heart, hindgut, innards, inner mechanism, insides, internals, intestine, inwards, jejunum, kidney, kishkes, large intestine, lights, liver, liver and lights, lungs, midgut, perineum, pump, pylorus, rectum, small intestine, spleen, stomach, ticker, tripes, vermiform appendix, viscera, vitals, works

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