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cor pulmonale

[kawr poo l-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl-]
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noun, plural cor·di·a pul·mo·na·li·a [kawr-dee-uh poo l-muh-nal-ee-uh, -ney-lee-uh, -nah-, puhl-] /ˈkɔr di ə ˌpʊl məˈnæl i ə, -ˈneɪ li ə, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl-/. Pathology.
  1. a heart condition resulting from disease of the lungs or of their blood vessels.
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Origin of cor pulmonale

1855–60; < New Latin: pulmonary heart
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British Dictionary definitions for cor pulmonale

cor pulmonale

noun
  1. pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
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Word Origin

New Latin
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cor pulmonale in Medicine

cor pulmonale

(pul′mə-nālē, pŭl′-)
n.
  1. Acute strain or hypertrophy of the right ventricle caused by a disorder of the lungs or of the pulmonary blood vessels.
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