cor pulmonale

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-\
: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 and Etymology of cor pulmonale

New Latin, literally, pulmonary heart


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cor pulmonale

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

medical Definition of cor pulmonale

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