acardia

[ ey-kahr-dee-uh ]
/ eɪˈkɑr di ə /

noun Pathology.

congenital absence of a heart.

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Origin of acardia

OTHER WORDS FROM acardia

a·car·di·ac [ey-kahr-dee-ak] /eɪˈkɑr diˌæk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for acardia

acardia
[ ā-kärdē-ə ]

n.

Congenital absence of the heart, sometimes occurring in the smaller parasitic member of conjoined twins when its partner monopolizes the placental blood supply.
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