cardiothoracic

adjective

car·​dio·​tho·​rac·​ic ˌkär-dē-ō-thə-ˈra-sik How to pronounce cardiothoracic (audio)
: relating to, involving, or specializing in the heart and chest
cardiothoracic surgery

Examples of cardiothoracic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the other hand, cardiothoracic surgical teams showed the highest percentage of conflict, and the lowest cooperation. Orly Nadell Farber, STAT, 2 July 2018 Dr. Yost is also serving as the director of cardiothoracic anesthesia at St. Joseph. Orange County Register, 20 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cardiothoracic was in 1888

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“Cardiothoracic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiothoracic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

cardiothoracic

adjective
car·​dio·​tho·​ra·​cic -thə-ˈras-ik How to pronounce cardiothoracic (audio)
: relating to, involving, or specializing in the heart and chest
cardiothoracic surgery
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