pre-cardiac

cardiac

[kahr-dee-ak]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the heart: cardiac disease.
2.
of or pertaining to the esophageal portion of the stomach.
noun
3.
Medicine/Medical. a cardiac remedy.
4.
a person suffering from heart disease.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French cardiaque) < Latin cardiacus < Greek kardiakós, equivalent to kardí(a) heart + -akos -ac

postcardiac, adjective
precardiac, adjective
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cardiac (ˈkɑːdɪˌæk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the heart
2.  of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus
 
n
3.  a person with a heart disorder
4.  obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle
 
[C17: from Latin cardiacus, from Greek, from kardia heart]

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cardiac
c.1600, from Fr. cardiaque, from L. cardiacus, from Gk. kardiakos, from kardia "heart" (see heart). Cardiac arrest is attested from 1950.
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cardiac car·di·ac (kär'dē-āk')
adj.

  1. Of, near, or relating to the heart.

  2. Of, near, or relating to the cardia.

n.
A person with a heart disorder.
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cardiac   (kär'dē-āk')  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the heart.
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