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anomaly

 [ah-nom´ah-le]
marked deviation from normal. adj., adj anom´alous.
Axenfeld's anomaly a developmental anomaly characterized by a circular opacity of the posterior peripheral cornea, and caused by an irregularly thickened, axially displaced Schwalbe's ring.
congenital anomaly (developmental anomaly) absence, deformity, or excess of body parts as the result of faulty development of the embryo.
Ebstein's anomaly see ebstein's anomaly.
May-Hegglin anomaly a rare dominantly inherited disorder of blood cell morphology, characterized by RNA-containing cytoplasmic inclusions (similar to Döhle bodies) in granulocytes, by large, poorly granulated platelets, and by thrombocytopenia.

a·car·di·a

(ā-kar'dē-ă),
Congenital absence of the heart; a condition sometimes occurring in one member of monozygotic twins or in one member of conjoined twins when one partner monopolizes the placental blood supply; can also occur in triplet pregnancies.
[G. a- priv. + kardia, heart]

acardia

/acar·dia/ (a-kahr´de-ah) congenital absence of the heart.

acardia

[akär′dē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, a + kardia, without heart
a rare congenital anomaly in which the heart is absent. It is almost exclusively seen in a monozygous twin whose survival depends on the circulatory system of its twin. It is considered the most extreme form of twin-twin transfusion. acardiac, adj.

a·car·di·a

(ā-kahr'dē-ă)
Congenital absence of the heart; a condition sometimes occurring in monozygotic twins or in the smaller of conjoined twins when its partner monopolizes the placental blood supply.
[G. a- priv. + kardia, heart]

acardia

Congenital absence of the heart. In a single individual this is incompatible with survival beyond the early stages of development, but cases have been reported in which joined twins share a heart present in only one.

acardia (ā·kärˑ·dē·),

n an extremely rare condition in which an individual is born without a heart. Occurs occasionally in conjoined twins; the circulatory system of one twin supports the survival of the other.

acardia

a developmental anomaly with absence of the heart.