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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun

Definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  1. :  pulmonary disease (as emphysema or chronic bronchitis) that is characterized by chronic typically irreversible airway obstruction resulting in a slowed rate of exhalation —abbreviation COPD



1967

First Known Use of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

1967


Medical Dictionary

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun

Medical Definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  1. :  pulmonary disease (as emphysema or chronic bronchitis) that is characterized by chronic typically irreversible airway obstruction resulting in a slowed rate of exhalation—abbreviation COPD




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