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Noun: pacemaker  'peys,mey-ku(r)
  1. A leading instance in its field
    "the new policy will be a pacemaker in community relations";
    - pacesetter
     
  2. A specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
    - cardiac pacemaker, sinoatrial node, SA node
     
  3. An implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker
    - artificial pacemaker
     
  4. A horse used to set the pace in racing
    - pacer, pacesetter

Derived forms: pacemakers

Type of: bangtail, cardiac muscle, electronic device, example, exemplar, good example, heart muscle, model, neddy [Austral], race horse, racehorse

Encyclopedia: Pacemaker