[uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy-]

Origin of acleistocardia

< Greek ákleisto(s) not closed (a- a-6 + kleis-, variant stem of kléiein to close + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -cardia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

acleistocardia in Medicine


  1. An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.
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