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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun, Pathology.
any of various lung diseases leading to poor pulmonary aeration, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Abbreviation: COPD. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease n.
Abbr. COPD
A chronic lung disease, such as asthma or emphysema, in which breathing becomes slowed or forced.

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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
Any of several pulmonary diseases, especially emphysema, in which chronic airway obstruction causes respiratory abnormalities, including shortness of breath.
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