tetralogy of Fallot

[ fa-loh ]
/ fæˈloʊ /

noun Pathology.

a congenital malformation of the heart characterized by an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles, misplacement of the aorta so that it receives blood from both ventricles instead of only the left ventricle, narrowing of the pulmonary artery, and enlargement of the right ventricle.

Origin of tetralogy of Fallot

after Étienne Fallot, French physician who named the disease in 1888

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Medicine definitions for tetralogy of fallot

tetralogy of Fallot

n.

Fallot's tetralogy

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Science definitions for tetralogy of fallot

tetralogy of Fallot

[ tĕ-trălə-jē, -trŏl-; fă-lō ]

A congenital malformation of the heart characterized by a defect in the ventricular septum, misplacement of the origin of the aorta, narrowing of the pulmonary artery, and enlargement of the right ventricle. It is named after its describer, French physician Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot (1850-1911).
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