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cor pulmonale

[ kawr -pool-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl- ]
/ ˈkɔr ˌpʊl məˈnæl i, -ˈneɪ li, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl- /
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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.

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
/ (kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ) /

noun

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

New Latin
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Medical definitions for cor pulmonale

cor pulmonale
[ pul′mə-nālē, pŭl′- ]

n.

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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