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cardiovascular

[kahr-dee-oh-vas-kyuh-ler]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. of, relating to, or affecting the heart and blood vessels.

Origin of cardiovascular

First recorded in 1875–80; cardio- + vascular
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Examples from the Web for cardiovascular

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  • The Trader economies - These economies are equivalent to the cardiovascular system.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

  • The cardiovascular system has been given but scant attention in connection with scurvy.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess


British Dictionary definitions for cardiovascular

cardiovascular

adjective
  1. of or relating to the heart and the blood vessels
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Word Origin and History for cardiovascular

adj.

1879, from cardio- + vascular. Cardiovascular system is recorded by 1918.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cardiovascular in Medicine

cardiovascular

(kär′dē-ō-văskyə-lər)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels.
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cardiovascular in Science

cardiovascular

[kär′dē-ō-văskyə-lər]
  1. Relating to or involving the heart and blood vessels.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

cardiovascular in Culture

cardiovascular

[(kahr-dee-oh-vas-kyuh-luhr)]

A descriptive term for the heart and the blood vessels.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.