Meaning of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

chron'ic obstruc'tive pul'monary disease"

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— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. any of various lung diseases leading to poor pulmonary aeration, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Abbr.: COPD
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