cardiac
I. adjective Etymology: Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia Date: 1601 1. a. of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart b. of or relating to the cardia of the stomach 2. of, relating to, or affected with heart disease <
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II. noun Date: circa 1929 a person with heart disease

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  • cardiac — car|di|ac [ˈka:di æk US ˈka:r ] adj [only before noun] medical [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: cardiacus, from Greek, from kardia; CARDIO ] relating to the heart ▪ cardiac surgery cardiac arrest/failure (=when the heart stops working) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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