One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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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