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-cardia

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  1. a combining form occurring in compounds that denote an anomalous or undesirable action or position of the heart, as specified by the initial element: dextrocardia; tachycardia.
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Origin of -cardia

perhaps orig. representing Greek kardía heart, though coincidence with the abstract noun suffix -ia has influenced sense
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