Cardiac definition

kärdē-ăk
Relating to or involving the heart.
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Of, near, or relating to the heart.

Cardiac arteries.

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Of or relating to the cardia.
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A person with a heart disorder.
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Of, near, or affecting the heart.
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Relating to the part of the stomach connected with the esophagus.
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A medicine that stimulates cardiac action.
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A person with a heart disorder.
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Relating to or near the heart.

Cardiac arteries.

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Relating to the cardia.
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A person with a heart disorder.
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Pertaining to the heart.

The cardiac arteries.

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Pertaining to the cardia.
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(medicine, archaic) Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.
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(medicine) A medicine that excites action in the stomach.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cardiac
Plural:
cardiacs

Origin of cardiac

  • Middle English from Latin cardiacus from Greek kardiakos from kardiā heart kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French cardiaque, from Latin cardiacus, from Ancient Greek καρδιακός (kardiakos, “relating to the heart”), from καρδία (kardia, “heart”).

    From Wiktionary