cardiac muscle

noun Anatomy.

a specialized form of striated muscle occurring in the hearts of vertebrates.
the myocardium.

Nearby words

  1. cardiac infarction,
  2. cardiac insufficiency,
  3. cardiac jelly,
  4. cardiac massage,
  5. cardiac murmur,
  6. cardiac neurosis,
  7. cardiac notch,
  8. cardiac opening,
  9. cardiac output,
  10. cardiac plexus

Origin of cardiac muscle

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cardiac muscle

cardiac muscle


The muscle of the heart, consisting of anastomosing transversely striated muscle fibers formed of cells united at intercalated disks; the myocardium.muscle of heart

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