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adjective Anatomy.
  1. of or relating to the atria and ventricles of the heart. Abbreviation: AV, A-V

Origin of atrioventricular

1855–60; < New Latin atrio- (combining form of atrium heart chamber; see atrium, -o-) + ventricular
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British Dictionary definitions for atrioventricular


adjective anatomy
  1. of, relating to, or affecting both the atria and the ventricles of the heartatrioventricular disease

Word Origin

C19: from atrio-, from New Latin atrium heart chamber (see atrium) + ventricular
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atrioventricular in Medicine


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  1. Of or relating to the atria and the ventricles of the heart.
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