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heart disease

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noun
  1. any condition of the heart that impairs its functioning.
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Origin of heart disease

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

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Examples from the Web for heart disease

Historical Examples

  • You're not going to spring anything so pat as heart-disease on us?

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    William Dean Howells

  • Pennington Lawton had died of heart-disease, so said the coroner.

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    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

  • She had danced too much at the ball that night, and she had died suddenly of heart-disease.

  • I recalled he had written to us that he was suffering from heart-disease, and I was alarmed for him.

  • He died at Baden-Baden of heart-disease on the 28th of May 1910.


heart disease in Medicine

heart disease

n.
  1. A structural or functional abnormality of the heart, or of the blood vessels supplying the heart, that impairs its normal functioning.
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