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carcinoid a small tumor that secretes serotonin, found esp. in the gastrointestinal tract or lung.
carcinoma a malignant tumor consisting of epithelial cells; cancer.
car coat an overcoat that reaches to the hip or thigh.
card1 a small piece of thick paper, cardboard, or plastic printed with personal data such as name and address and used as identification. [4 definitions]
card2 a mechanical device used for combing cotton, wool, or the like in order to remove the shortest fibers prior to spinning. [2 definitions]
cardamom the seed of an Asiatic perennial or an East Indian plant, used medicinally and as a spice. [2 definitions]
cardboard a rigid material made of layers of paper and used in packaging, signs, and the like.
card-carrying closely identified with a particular group (usu. used to disparage).
card file a shallow, usu. small box or drawer for index cards. [2 definitions]
cardia the opening from the esophagus into the stomach.
cardiac of or pertaining to the heart. [3 definitions]
cardiac arrest the failure of the heart to pump blood; heart attack.
cardigan a soft, usu. knitted, collarless jacket or sweater that buttons or hangs open in the front.
cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, an official appointed by the pope and second in rank to him. [4 definitions]
cardinalate the College of Cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church. [2 definitions]
cardinal flower a plant of eastern North America that grows in moist ground or shallow water. [2 definitions]
cardinal number any number used to express quantity but not order. (Cf. ordinal number.)
cardinal points the four main points of the compass; north, east, south, and west.
cardinal virtues the basic virtues in ancient Greek philosophy; justice, prudence, temperance, and fortitude.
card index a systematically arranged collection of cards bearing information of specified types, such as names and addresses; card file; card catalog.
cardio- heart.