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Especially of one of a pair of monochorionic or conjoined twins: lacking a heart.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Marshall Hall (1790–1857), physician and neurophysiologist. From Hellenistic Greek ἀκάρδιος without a heart + -ac, after acardia and cardiac.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.