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cardio

[ kahr-dee-oh ]
/ ˈkɑr di oʊ /
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noun Informal.

aerobic exercise that stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs: I mostly use weights, but I always add a little cardio into my routine.

adjective Informal.

of or relating to aerobic exercise: The class begins with a slow and steady warmup, and then it switches to a cardio workout.
of or relating to the heart; cardiovascular: He's a hugely successful cardio surgeon.

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Origin of cardio

First recorded in 1960–65

Definition for cardio (2 of 2)

cardio-

a combining form meaning “heart,” used in the formation of compound words: cardiogram.
Also especially before a vowel, cardi-.

Origin of cardio-

<Greek kardio-, combining form of kardía
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British Dictionary definitions for cardio

cardio-

before a vowel cardi-


combining form

heartcardiogram

Word Origin for cardio-

from Greek kardia heart
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Medical definitions for cardio

cardio-

pref.

Heart:cardiovascular.
Cardia:cardiodiosis.
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