artificial-heart

artificial heart

noun
any of various four-chambered devices, modeled on the human heart, that pump blood by attachment to a power source and that are constructed for temporary external use or for implantation as a temporary or permanent heart replacement.
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artificial heart n.
A mechanical pump used to replace the function of a damaged heart, either temporarily or as a permanent internal prosthesis.

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