cardiovascular

adjective

car·​dio·​vas·​cu·​lar ˌkär-dē-ō-ˈva-skyə-lər How to pronounce cardiovascular (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels
2
: used, designed, or performed to cause a temporary increase in heart rate
a cardiovascular workout
cardiovascularly adverb
cardiovascularly fit

Examples of cardiovascular in a Sentence

running, swimming, and other cardiovascular exercises
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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardiovascular was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Cardiovascular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardiovascular. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

cardiovascular

adjective
car·​dio·​vas·​cu·​lar ˌkärd-ē-ō-ˈvas-kyə-lər How to pronounce cardiovascular (audio)
: of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels
cardiovascular disease

Medical Definition

cardiovascular

1 of 2 adjective
car·​dio·​vas·​cu·​lar -ˈvas-kyə-lər How to pronounce cardiovascular (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or involving the heart and blood vessels
cardiovascular disease
the cardiovascular system
2
: used, designed, or performed to cause a temporary increase in heart rate (as to improve heart function and reduce the risk of heart disease)
a cardiovascular workout
treadmills, stationary bicycles, and other cardiovascular equipment
cardiovascularly adverb
cardiovascularly fit

cardiovascular

2 of 2 noun
: a substance (as a drug) that affects the heart or blood vessels

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