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cor pulmonale

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

Definition of cor pulmonale

plural cor·dia pul·mo·na·lia 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


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cor pulmonale

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

Medical Definition of cor pulmonale

plural cor·dia pul·mo·na·lia \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




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