cardiac

[ kahr-dee-ak ]
/ ˈkɑr diˌæk /

adjective

of or relating to the heart: cardiac disease.
of or relating to the esophageal portion of the stomach.

noun

Medicine/Medical. a cardiac remedy.
a person suffering from heart disease.

Origin of cardiac

1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French cardiaque) < Latin cardiacus < Greek kardiakós, equivalent to kardí(a) heart + -akos -ac

Related forms

post·car·di·ac, adjectivepre·car·di·ac, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cardiac

cardiac

/ (ˈkɑːdɪˌæk) /

adjective

of or relating to the heart
of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus

noun

a person with a heart disorder
obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle

Word Origin for cardiac

C17: from Latin cardiacus, from Greek, from kardia heart
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Medicine definitions for cardiac

cardiac

[ kärdē-ăk′ ]

adj.

Of, near, or relating to the heart.
Of, near, or relating to the cardia.

n.

A person with a heart disorder.
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Science definitions for cardiac

cardiac

[ kärdē-ăk′ ]

Relating to or involving the heart.
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