cor pulmonale

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cor pulmonale

[¦kȯr ‚pu̇l·mə′näl·ē]
(medicine)
Hypertrophy and dilation of the right ventricle that is secondary to obstruction to the pulmonary blood flow and consequent pulmonary hypertension.
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