athlete's heart


Definition of athlete's heart

: a supposed hypertrophic dilated heart attributed to the effects of repeated overexertion (as on the part of professional athletes) not used technically

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First Known Use of athlete's heart

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Athlete's heart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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