noun Pathology.

congenital absence of a heart.

Origin of acardia

Related formsa·car·di·ac [ey-kahr-dee-ak] /eɪˈkɑr diˌæk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for acardia




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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