Dictionary

tachycardia

noun tachy·car·dia \ˌta-ki-ˈkär-dē-ə\

Definition of TACHYCARDIA

:  relatively rapid heart action whether physiological (as after exercise) or pathological — compare bradycardia

Origin of TACHYCARDIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1889

tachycardia

noun tachy·car·dia \ˌtak-i-ˈkärd-ē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TACHYCARDIA

:  relatively rapid heart action whether physiological (as after exercise) or pathological—see junctional tachycardia, paroxysmal tachycardia, sinus tachycardia, ventricular tachycardia; compare bradycardia

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: tachygenesisPrevious Word in the Dictionary: tachyauxesisAll Words Near: tachycardia
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears