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diplocardiac

[ dip-luh-kahr-dee-ak ]
/ ˌdɪp ləˈkɑr diˌæk /
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adjective Zoology.
having the right and left sides of the heart somewhat or completely divided, as in birds and mammals.
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Origin of diplocardiac

First recorded in 1850–55; diplo- + cardiac
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British Dictionary definitions for diplocardiac

diplocardiac
/ (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɑːdɪˌæk) /

adjective
(of birds and mammals) having a four-chambered heart, which enables two separate circulations and prevents mixing of the arterial and venous blood
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