athlete's heart

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of athlete's heart was in 1892

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“Athlete's heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athlete%27s%20heart. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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