open-heart

adjective
\ ˌō-pən-ˈhärt How to pronounce open-heart (audio) \

Definition of open-heart

: of, relating to, or performed on a heart temporarily stopped and relieved of circulatory function and surgically opened for repair of defects or damage open-heart surgery

First Known Use of open-heart

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Open-heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-heart. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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open-heart

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English Language Learners Definition of open-heart

medical : done by stopping the heart from beating for a period of time, opening the heart, and repairing damage

open-heart

adjective

Medical Definition of open-heart

: of, relating to, or performed on a heart temporarily stopped and relieved of circulatory function and surgically opened for repair of defects or damage open-heart surgery

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