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acleistocardia

[uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy-]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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acleistocardia in Medicine

acleistocardia

(ə-klī′stō-kärdē-ə)
n.
  1. An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.
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