acleistocardia

[ uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy- ]
/ əˌklaɪ stəˈkɑr di ə, eɪˌklaɪ- /

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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Medicine definitions for acleistocardia

acleistocardia

[ ə-klī′stō-kärdē-ə ]

n.

An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.
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