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[ ey-tree-oh-ven-trik-yuh-ler ]
/ ˌeɪ tri oʊ vɛnˈtrɪk yə lər /

adjective Anatomy.

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

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Origin of atrioventricular

1855–60; < New Latin atrio- (combining form of atrium heart chamber; see atrium, -o-) + ventricular Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for atrioventricular


/ (ˌeɪtrɪəʊvɛnˈtrɪkjʊlə) /

adjective anatomy

of, relating to, or affecting both the atria and the ventricles of the heartatrioventricular disease

Word Origin for atrioventricular

C19: from atrio-, from New Latin atrium heart chamber (see atrium) + ventricular
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for atrioventricular


[ ā′trē-ō-vĕn-trĭkyə-lər ]


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