Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

cor pulmonale

play
noun cor pul·mo·na·le \ˌkȯr-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnä-lē, -ˌpəl-, -ˈna-\

Definition of cor pulmonale

plural cordia pulmonalia play \ˈkȯr-dē-ə-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnä-lē-ə, -ˌpəl-, -ˈna-\

  1. :  disease of the heart characterized by hypertrophy and dilatation of the right ventricle and secondary to disease of the lungs or their blood vessels



Origin of cor pulmonale

New Latin, literally, pulmonary heart


First Known Use: 1857


Medical Dictionary

cor pulmonale

play
noun cor pul·mo·na·le \ˌkȯr-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnäl-ē, -ˌpəl-, -ˈnal-\

Medical Definition of cor pulmonale

plural cordia pulmonalia \ˈkȯrd-ē-ə-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnäl-ē-ə, -ˌpəl-, -ˈnal-\play

  1. :  disease of the heart characterized by hypertrophy and dilatation of the right ventricle and secondary to disease of the lungs or their blood vessels




Learn More about cor pulmonale


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cor pulmonale? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

immature or lacking adult sophistication

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

angry maudlin prompt oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ