Definition of acardia in English:

acardia

noun

Anatomy Medicine
  • Congenital absence of the heart, usually accompanied by other malformations and typically occurring in one of a pair of monochorionic or conjoined twins.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal. From scientific Latin acardia from ancient Greek ἀ + καρδία heart. Compare French acardie.

Pronunciation:

acardia

/eɪˈkɑːdɪə/