[ ey-kahr-dee-uh ]
/ eɪˈkɑr di ə /

noun Pathology.

congenital absence of a heart.

Origin of acardia

Related forms

a·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


[ ā-kärdē-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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