acleistocardia

acleistocardia

[uh-klahy-stuh-kahr-dee-uh, ey-klahy-]
noun Pathology.
a failure of the foramen ovale of the heart to close.

Origin:
< Greek ákleisto(s) not closed (a- a-6 + kleis-, variant stem of kléiein to close + -tos verbal adjective suffix) + -cardia

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acleistocardia a·cleis·to·car·di·a (ə-klī'stō-kär'dē-ə)
n.
An opening in the oval foramen of the heart.

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