Coprophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of feces (bowel waste). Sufferers of coprophobia experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. They go out of their way to avoid coming into contact with feces or sometimes even seeing feces.
“Coprophobia” is derived from the Greek “kopros” (dung) and “phobos” (fear). Alternate names: Koprophobia, scatophobia.
- Copy number polymorphism
Copy number polymorphism: Abbreviated CNP. A normal variation in DNA due to variation in the number of copies of a sequence within the DNA. Large-scale copy number polymorphisms are common and widely distributed in the human genome.
Cor: The Latin word for the heart. For example, cor pulmonale is heart disease that results from abnormally high resistance to the passage of blood through the lungs. Cor biloculare is a two-chambered heart resulting from failure of development of the walls that normally separate the two atria from each other and separate the two […]
- Cor biloculare
Cor biloculare: A two-chambered heart. Cor biloculare is due to failure of development of the walls that normally separate the two atria (interatrial septum) and the two ventricles (interventricular septum). “Cor” is the Latin word for the heart.
- Cor pulmonale
Cor pulmonale: Heart disease that results from abnormally high resistance to the passage of blood through the lungs; it often leads to right heart failure. Cor is the Latin word for the heart.
- Coracoacromial Ligament Medical Definition
Coracoacromial ligament: one of the ligaments of the shoulder. Ligaments are bands of tough fibrous connective tissue that connect bones or cartilage. The coracoacromial ligament joins two parts of the shoulder blade (scapula), connecting the acromion to the coracoid process. It forms a part of a protective covering for the upper portion of the bone […]