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cardiac

adjective car·di·ac \ ˈkär-dē-ˌak \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of cardiac

1 a : of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart
b : of or relating to the cardia of the stomach
2 : of, relating to, or affected with heart disease
  • cardiac patients

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Origin and Etymology of cardiac

Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia


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cardiac

noun

Definition of cardiac

: a person with heart disease

Recent Examples of cardiac from the Web

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First Known Use of cardiac

circa 1929


CARDIAC Defined for English Language Learners

cardiac

adjective

Definition of cardiac for English Language Learners

  • medical : of or relating to the heart


CARDIAC Defined for Kids

cardiac

adjective car·di·ac \ ˈkär-dē-ˌak \

Definition of cardiac for Students

: of, relating to, or affecting the heart
  • cardiac disease

Medical Dictionary

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cardiac

adjective car·di·ac \ ˈkärd-ē-ˌak \

medical Definition of cardiac

1 a : of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart
b : of or relating to the cardia of the stomach
2 : of, relating to, or affected with heart disease

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cardiac

noun

medical Definition of cardiac

: an individual with heart disease


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