cardio-


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cardio-

(word root) heart
Examples of words with the root cardio-: cardiogram
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cardio-

or cardi-
pref.
Heart: cardiovascular.

[Greek kardio-, from kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]
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cardio-

or before a vowel

cardi-

combining form
(Medicine) heart: cardiogram.
[from Greek kardia heart]
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cardio-

a combining form meaning “heart”: cardiogram.
Also, esp. before a vowel,cardi-.
[< Greek kardio-, comb. form of kardía]
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Translations

cardio-

prefKardio-; cardiogramKardiogramm nt
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