cardiac-muscle

cardiac muscle

noun Anatomy.
1.
a specialized form of striated muscle occurring in the hearts of vertebrates.
2.
the myocardium.

Origin:
1900–05

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cardiac muscle n.
The muscle of the heart, consisting of anastomosing transversely striated muscle fibers formed of cells united at intercalated disks; the myocardium. Also called muscle of heart.

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