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cor pulmonale

[kawr poo l-muh-nal-ee, -ney-lee, -nah-, puhl-] /ˈkɔr ˌpʊl məˈnæl i, -ˈneɪ li, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl-/
noun, plural cordia pulmonalia
[kawr-dee-uh poo l-muh-nal-ee-uh, -ney-lee-uh, -nah-, puhl-] /ˈkɔr di ə ˌpʊl məˈnæl i ə, -ˈneɪ li ə, -ˈnɑ-, ˌpʌl-/ (Show IPA).
a heart condition resulting from disease of the lungs or of their blood vessels.
Origin of cor pulmonale
1855-60; < New Latin: pulmonary heart Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cor-pulmonale

cor pulmonale

/kɔː pʌlməˈnɑːlɪ/
pulmonary heart disease: a serious heart condition in which there is enlargement and failure of the right ventricle resulting from lung disease
Word Origin
New Latin
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cor-pulmonale in Medicine

cor pulmonale cor pul·mo·na·le (pul'mə-nā'lē, pŭl'-)
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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