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cardiovascular

[kahr-dee-oh-vas-kyuh-ler] /ˌkɑr di oʊˈvæs kyə lər/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
of, pertaining to, or affecting the heart and blood vessels.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; cardio- + vascular
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British Dictionary definitions for cardiovascular

cardiovascular

/ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈvæskjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the heart and the blood vessels
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Word Origin and History for cardiovascular
adj.

1879, from cardio- + vascular. Cardiovascular system is recorded by 1918.

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cardiovascular in Medicine

cardiovascular car·di·o·vas·cu·lar (kär'dē-ō-vās'kyə-lər)
adj.

Abbr. CV Of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels.

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cardiovascular in Science
cardiovascular
  (kär'dē-ō-vās'kyə-lər)   
Relating to or involving the heart and blood vessels.
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cardiovascular in Culture
cardiovascular [(kahr-dee-oh-vas-kyuh-luhr)]

A descriptive term for the heart and the blood vessels.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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