cor pulmonale

[ kawr-pool-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl- ]

noun,plural cor·di·a pul·mo·na·li·a [kawr-dee-uh-pool-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.

Origin of cor pulmonale

1
1855–60; <New Latin: pulmonary heart

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British Dictionary definitions for cor pulmonale

cor pulmonale

/ (kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ) /


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

Origin of cor pulmonale

1
New Latin

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