[ ey-kahr-dee-uh ]
/ eɪˈkɑr di ə /
congenital absence of a heart.
Related formsa·car·di·ac [ey-kahr-dee-ak] /eɪˈkɑr diˌæk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for acardia
[ ā-kär′dē-ə ]
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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