Definition of “cardiac” - English Dictionary

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“cardiac” in British English

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cardiacadjective

uk /ˈkɑː.di.æk/ us /ˈkɑːr.di.æk/

Examples from literature

  • He had a loud cardiac murmur. 
  • He's not well—some obscure cardiac trouble from which he suffers at times most horribly. 
  • Its use as a medicine is chiefly that of a cardiac stimulant, and often admits of substitution. 
  • Respiratory and cardiac action somewhat accelerated, pulse rapid and feeble. 
  • Sudden death from cardiac paralysis or from cardiac spasm is not uncommon. 

(Definition of “cardiac” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cardiac” in American English

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cardiacadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈkɑr·diˌæk/ medical

of the heart or heart disease:

cardiac surgery

(Definition of “cardiac” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)