Definition of cardiac adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɑːdiæk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrdiæk//
[only before noun] (medical)
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connected with the heart or heart disease cardiac disease/failure/surgery to suffer cardiac arrest (= an occasion when a person’s heart stops temporarily or permanently) Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun denoting heart disease): from French cardiaque or Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia ‘heart or upper opening of the stomach’. The adjective dates from the early 17th cent.
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