car·​dio·​tho·​rac·​ic | \ ˌkär-dē-ō-thə-ˈra-sik \

Definition of cardiothoracic

: relating to, involving, or specializing in the heart and chest cardiothoracic surgery

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On the other hand, cardiothoracic surgical teams showed the highest percentage of conflict, and the lowest cooperation. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, "‘You, me, parking lot!’: Behind surgical curtain, researchers find hierarchies and gender dynamics driving conflict," 2 July 2018 Dr. Yost is also serving as the director of cardiothoracic anesthesia at St. Joseph. Orange County Register, "Biz briefly: Pimco promotes 6 to managing director; Yost is new CalOptima chair; Wilson Auto sells 1 millionth car, donates Tundra," 20 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of cardiothoracic

1962, in the meaning defined above

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car·​dio·​tho·​ra·​cic | \ -thə-ˈras-ik \

Medical Definition of cardiothoracic

: relating to, involving, or specializing in the heart and chest cardiothoracic surgery

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