diplocardiac

diplocardiac

[dip-luh-kahr-dee-ak]
adjective Zoology.
having the right and left sides of the heart somewhat or completely divided, as in birds and mammals.

Origin:
1850–55; diplo- + cardiac

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diplocardiac (ˌdɪpləʊˈkɑːdɪˌæk)
 
adj
(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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