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-\
: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


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 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

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).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

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

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!