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cardiomegaly

[kahr-dee-oh-meg-uh-lee] /ˌkɑr di oʊˈmɛg ə li/
noun, Pathology
1.
abnormal enlargement of the heart.
Also, cardiomegalia
[kahr-dee-oh-muh-gey-lee-uh, -geyl-yuh] /ˌkɑr di oʊ məˈgeɪ li ə, -ˈgeɪl yə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
cardio- + -megaly < Neo-Latin megalia; see megalo-, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for cardiomegalia

cardiomegaly

/ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈmɛɡəlɪ/
noun
1.
(pathol) another name for megalocardia
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cardiomegalia in Medicine

cardiomegaly car·di·o·meg·a·ly (kär'dē-ō-měg'ə-lē)
n.
Enlargement of the heart. Also called macrocardia, megalocardia.

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