Definition of cardiomegaly in English:

cardiomegaly

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] Abnormal enlargement of the heart.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘On his first admission, chest radiography showed cardiomegaly, and an immediate two-dimensional echocardiographic study demonstrated a massive pericardial effusion.’
    • ‘Other abnormalities noted were cardiomegaly, abnormal pulmonary vessels, and interstitial prominence.’
    • ‘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.

Pronunciation:

cardiomegaly

/ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈmɛɡəli/