dextrocardia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

dextro- +‎ cardia

Noun[edit]

dextrocardia (countable and uncountable, plural dextrocardias)

  1. (medicine) A congenital abnormality in which the heart is transposed to the right side of the chest
    • 1917, James B. Holmes, “Recent Work in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of Childhood”, American Journal of Diseases of Children, volume 13, page 193: 
      The term "pure dextrocardia" is used here to signify those cases of dextrocardia in which the liver and spleen are normally placed.