diplocardiac

[dip-luh-kahr-dee-ak]

Origin of diplocardiac

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

diplocardiac

adjective
  1. (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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