Meaning of “lung” in the English Dictionary

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"lung" in British English

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lungnoun [ C ]

uk /lʌŋ/ us /lʌŋ/

B2 either of the two organs in the chest with which people and some animals breathe:

lung cancer

More examples

  • There's a high correlation between smoking and lung cancer.
  • The knife went through his ribs and punctured his lung.
  • Scientists have established the relationship between lung cancer and smoking.
  • She underwent an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.
  • The X-ray showed a slight irregularity in one lung.

(Definition of “lung” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lung" in American English

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lungnoun [ C ]

us /lʌŋ/

biology either of the two breathing organs in the chest of people and some animals

(Definition of “lung” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)