cardiomegaly

Enlargement of the heart. SYN: macrocardia, megacardia, megalocardia. [cardio- + G. megas, large]
- glycogen c. a form of glycogenosis due to abnormal storage of glycogen within the heart muscle cells.
- glycogenic c. enlargement of the heart due to glycogen storage disease; most often occurs in type II (lysosomal acid glucosidase deficiency), especially in infancy and childhood.

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car·dio·meg·a·ly .kärd-ē-ō-'meg-ə-lē n, pl -lies enlargement of the heart

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car·dio·meg·a·ly (kahr″de-o-megґə-le) [cardio-(1) + -megaly] abnormal enlargement of the heart from either hypertrophy or dilatation.

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