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Definition of "acardiac" [a•car•di•ac]

  • Lacking a heart. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "acardiac" in a sentence
  • "When blood flows in reverse through an acardiac twin (one without a functioning heart) as it is pumped by the other, typically normal twin."
  • "The term “reversed perfusion” is used to describe this scenario because blood enters the acardiac/acephalic twin through reversed flow through its umbilical artery and exits through the umbilical vein, which is opposite to the normal blood supply of the fetus."
  • "In the TRAP sequence, the acardiac/acephalic twin receives all of its blood supply from the normal, or so-called pump twin."
Words like "acardiac"
acardiac twin
acardiac twinning