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[kahr-dee-oh-puhl-muh-ner-ee, -poo l-] /ˌkɑr di oʊˈpʌl məˌnɛr i, -ˈpʊl-/
of, relating to, or affecting the heart and lungs:
cardiopulmonary laboratory.
Origin of cardiopulmonary
1880-85; cardio- + pulmonary Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cardiopulmonary
  • The operation was the first to use a machine to temporarily duplicate the functions of the cardiopulmonary system.
  • On one question, students must decide whether the trouble is with the cardiopulmonary plexus or the arch of the aorta.
  • Following instructions from an emergency physician on the phone, they began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Trainers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the basketball player until paramedics arrived.
British Dictionary definitions for cardiopulmonary


/ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈpʌlmənərɪ; -mənrɪ; -ˈpʊl-/
of, relating to, or affecting the heart and lungs
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Word Origin and History for cardiopulmonary

1908, from cardio- + pulmonary.

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cardiopulmonary in Medicine

cardiopulmonary car·di·o·pul·mo·nar·y (kär'dē-ō-pul'mə-něr'ē, -pŭl'-)
Of, relating to, or involving both the heart and the lungs.

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cardiopulmonary in Science
  (kär'dē-ō-pl'mə-něr'ē, -pŭl'-)   
Relating to or involving the heart and the lungs.
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