acardiac

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἀκάρδιος (akárdios, without a heart) + -ac, after cardiac.

Adjective[edit]

acardiac

  1. (medicine) Lacking a heart.
    • 1831: Marshall Hall, A Critical and Experimental Essay on the Circulation of the Blood, p. 76
      The fact of a perfect circulation in acardiac fœtuses and acardiac animals, seems strongly to indicate an important influence in the arteries.

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