[ uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy- ]
/ əˌklaɪ stəˈkɑr di ə, eɪˌklaɪ- /
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a failure of the foramen ovale of the heart to close.
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Medical definitions for acleistocardia
[ ə-klī′stō-kär′dē-ə ]
An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.
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