cardiology

[ kahr-dee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkɑr diˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the study of the heart and its functions in health and disease.

Nearby words

  1. cardiokymogram,
  2. cardiokymograph,
  3. cardiolipin,
  4. cardiolith,
  5. cardiologist,
  6. cardiolysis,
  7. cardiomalacia,
  8. cardiomegaly,
  9. cardiomotility,
  10. cardiomuscular

Origin of cardiology

First recorded in 1840–50; cardio- + -logy

Related formscar·di·o·log·ic [kahr-dee-uh-loj-ik] /ˌkɑr di əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, car·di·o·log·i·cal, adjectivecar·di·ol·o·gist, nounnon·car·di·o·log·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cardiologist

cardiology

/ (ˌkɑːdɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medical science concerned with the heart and its diseases
Derived Formscardiological (ˌkɑːdɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecardiologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for cardiologist

cardiology

n.

1847, from cardio- + -logy. Cardiologist attested from 1885.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cardiologist

cardiology

[ kär′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The medical study of the structure, function, and disorders of the heart.

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Science definitions for cardiologist

cardiology

[ kär′dē-ŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart.
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Culture definitions for cardiologist

cardiology

[ (kahr-dee-ol-uh-jee) ]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the heart and circulatory system.

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