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acardia

[ey-kahr-dee-uh] /eɪˈkɑr di ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
congenital absence of a heart.
Origin
a-6 + -cardia
Related forms
acardiac
[ey-kahr-dee-ak] /eɪˈkɑr diˌæk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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acardiac in Medicine

acardia a·car·di·a (ā-kär'dē-ə)
n.
Congenital absence of the heart, sometimes occurring in the smaller parasitic member of conjoined twins when its partner monopolizes the placental blood supply.

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