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cardiac

car·di·ac

cardiac

pronunciation:
kar di aek
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to the heart.
definition 2: of or pertaining to the opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a person with a heart disease or disorder.
Word Parts
The word cardiac contains the following parts:
cardi, cardio Greek root that means heart
synonyms:
cor2, cour2, cord
 
-ac Greek adjective-forming suffix that means in adjectives: of or pertaining to; resembling; in nouns: someone afflicted with;
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The suffix -ac attaches to Greek bases ending in the letter "i" to form adjectives and their noun extensions. Many English adjectives ending in -ac are loanwords from Greek via Latin. However, later words such as "dipsomaniac " are new English words modeled on loanwords.