Car"di*ac (?), a. [L. cardiacus, Gr. , fr. heart: cf. F. cardiaque.]

1. Anat.

Pertaining to, resembling, or hear the heart; as, the cardiac arteries; the cardiac, or left, end of the stomach.

2. Med.

Exciting action in the heart, through the medium of the stomach; cordial; stimulant.

Cardiac passion Med. cardialgia; heartburn. [Archaic] -- Cardiac wheel. Mach. See Heart wheel.


© Webster 1913.

Car"di*ac n. Med.

A medicine which excites action in the stomach; a cardial.


© Webster 1913.