cardioverter

noun car·dio·ver·ter \ ˈkär-dē-ō-ˌvər-tər \

Definition of cardioverter

: a medical device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion
  • The cardioverter, which is fully automatic, weighs but 90 g and is inserted like a permanent pacemaker.
  • —John Maurice
  • The silver-colored, pager-size device, called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, can speed up a slow heart and slow a racing heartbeat.
  • —Susan Page

Recent Examples of cardioverter from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cardioverter.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of cardioverter

1983

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

cardioverter

noun car·dio·ver·ter \ ˈkärd-ē-ō-ˌvərt-ər \

medical Definition of cardioverter

: a device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cardioverter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!