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.

Nearby words

  1. ackton,
  2. acl,
  3. aclasis,
  4. aclastic,
  5. acle,
  6. aclinic line,
  7. aclu,
  8. acm,
  9. acmatic,
  10. acme

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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