[kawr poo l-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl-]
- a heart condition resulting from disease of the lungs or of their blood vessels.
Origin of cor pulmonale
1855–60; < New Latin: pulmonary heart
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- pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
Word Origin for cor pulmonale
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- 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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