cor pulmonale

noun
cor pul·​mo·​na·​le | \ ˌkȯr-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnä-lē How to pronounce cor pulmonale (audio) , -ˌpəl-, -ˈna- \
plural cordia pulmonalia\ ˈkȯr-​dē-​ə-​ˌpu̇l-​mə-​ˈnä-​lē-​ə How to pronounce cor pulmonale (audio) , -​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

Examples of cor pulmonale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Padmavati and her collaborators were weighing possible causes of cor pulmonale, a failure of the right side of the heart linked to lung problems. Sara Morrison, USA TODAY, 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of cor pulmonale

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cor pulmonale

earlier, "right side of the heart (involved in pulmonary circulation)," borrowed from New Latin cor pulmōnāle "pulmonary heart"

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“Cor pulmonale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cor%20pulmonale. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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cor pulmonale

noun
cor pul·​mo·​na·​le | \ ˌkȯr-ˌpu̇l-mə-ˈnäl-ē, -ˌpəl-, -ˈnal- How to pronounce cor pulmonale (audio) \
plural cordia pulmonalia\ ˈkȯrd-​ē-​ə-​ˌpu̇l-​mə-​ˈnäl-​ē-​ə, -​ˌpəl-​, -​ˈnal-​ How to pronounce cor pulmonale (audio) \

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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