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cardiovascular

adjective car·dio·vas·cu·lar \-ˈvas-kyə-lər\

medical : of or relating to the heart and blood vessels

: causing the heart to beat faster and harder for a period of time

Full Definition of CARDIOVASCULAR

1
:  of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels
2
:  used, designed, or performed to cause a temporary increase in heart rate <a cardiovascular workout>

Examples of CARDIOVASCULAR

  1. running, swimming, and other cardiovascular exercises

Origin of CARDIOVASCULAR

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1879

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