dextrocardia

dextrocardia

[dek-stroh-kahr-dee-uh]
noun Pathology.
1.
an abnormal condition in which the heart is displaced to the right side of the chest.
2.
dextral displacement of the heart with complete transposition of the cardiac chambers, the right chambers being on the left side and the left chambers being on the right side.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see dextro-, -cardia

dextrocardial, adjective
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dextrocardia (ˌdɛkstrəʊˈkɑːdɪə)
 
n
med the abnormal location of the heart in the right side of the chest

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dextrocardia dex·tro·car·di·a (děk'strō-kär'dē-ə)
n.
The displacement of the heart to the right, either as dextroposition of a normal heart, or as cardiac heterotaxia, in which the left and right chambers are transposed.

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