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cardiomegaly

Line breaks: car¦dio|meg¦aly
Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈmɛɡəli
 
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Definition of cardiomegaly in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal enlargement of the heart.
Example sentences
  • A physical examination showed stable vital signs but severe cardiomegaly and congestive heart failure.
  • Manifestations include cardiomegaly, heart murmur (mitral regurgitation, aortic regurgitation), friction rub secondary to pericarditis, and congestive heart failure.
  • These factors are previous thromboembolism, left atrial thrombus, marked cardiomegaly, heart failure, dilated left atrium, or spontaneous echocontrast.

Origin

1960s: from cardio- + Greek megas, megal- 'great'.

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