Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rapid heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute in an adult.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, excessive frequency of the pulse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rapid resting heart rate, especially one above 100 beats per minute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun abnormally rapid heartbeat (over 100 beats per minute)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[tachy– + Greek kardiā, heart; see cardia.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek ταχύς (takhus, "swift") and καρδία (kardia, "heart").

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.