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noun Pathology.
a functional disorder of the heart, characterized by a rapid and often irregular pulse, caused by excessive use of tobacco.
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Origin of tobacco heart

First recorded in 1880–85
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Medical definitions for tobacco heart

tobacco heart
[ tə-băkō ]

n.
A rapid, irregular heart rate resulting from excessive use of tobacco.
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