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[uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy-] /əˌklaɪ stəˈkɑr di ə, eɪˌklaɪ-/
noun, Pathology.
a failure of the foramen ovale of the heart to close.
Origin of acleistocardia
< Greek ákleisto(s) not closed (a- a-6 + kleis-, variant stem of kléiein to close + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -cardia Unabridged
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acleistocardia in Medicine

acleistocardia a·cleis·to·car·di·a (ə-klī'stō-kär'dē-ə)
An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.

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