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fatty heart

fatty heart in Medicine

fatty heart n.

  1. Fatty degeneration of the myocardium.

  2. Accumulation of fatty tissue on the outer surface of the heart with occasional infiltration of fat between the muscle bundles of the heart wall. Also called adiposis cardiaca, cor adiposum.

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