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acleistocardia

[ uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy- ]
/ əˌklaɪ stəˈkɑr di ə, eɪˌklaɪ- /
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noun Pathology.
a failure of the foramen ovale of the heart to close.
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Origin of acleistocardia

<Greek ákleisto(s) not closed (a-a-6 + kleis-, variant stem of kléiein to close + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -cardia

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