chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

/ˈkrɑnɪk əbˈstrəktɪv ˈpəlmənɛri dɪˈziz/

/ˈkrɒnɪk əbˈstrəktɪv ˈpəlmənɛri dɪˈziz/

Definitions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  1. noun
    a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers
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    type of:
    chronic bronchitis
    a form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow
    emphysema, pulmonary emphysema
    an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
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