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cor pulmonale

noun cor pul·mo·na·le \ˌkr-ˌpl-mə-ˈnä-lē, -ˌpəl-, -ˈna-\
plural cor·dia pul·mo·na·lia \ˈkr-dē-ə-ˌpl-mə-ˈnä-lē-ə, -ˌpəl-, -ˈna-\

Definition of COR PULMONALE

:  disease of the heart characterized by hypertrophy and dilatation of the right ventricle and secondary to disease of the lungs or their blood vessels
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Origin of COR PULMONALE

New Latin, literally, pulmonary heart
First Known Use: 1857
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cor pulmonale

noun cor pul·mo·na·le \ˌkr-ˌpl-mə-ˈnäl-ē, -ˌpəl-, -ˈnal-\
plural cor·dia pul·mo·na·lia \ˈkrd-ē-ə-ˌpl-mə-ˈnäl-ē-ə, -ˌpəl-, -ˈnal-\

Medical Definition of COR PULMONALE

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

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