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Definition of "cardiac" []

  • Of, near, or relating to the heart: cardiac arteries. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the cardia. (adjective)
  • A person with a heart disorder. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cardiac" in a sentence
  • "Detection of a 22q11. 2 deletion in cardiac patients suggests a risk for velopharyngeal incompetence."
  • "The number of Internet searches, blog posts and amateur videos about Jackson — from heartfelt tributes to expressions of disbelief — have skyrocketed since the pop icon was found in cardiac arrest inside his Los Angeles home on Thursday."
  • "And he basically said America's Gulf Coast is in cardiac arrest and the system is breaking down, not from one thing but everything."