bucardia

ox heart

a very large heart, due to chronic hypertension or, more often, to aortic valve disease, especially regurgitation.
Synonym(s): bucardia, cor bovinum

bucardia

[bo̅o̅kär′dē·ə]
extreme enlargement of the heart.

bucardia

extreme enlargement of the heart as in cor bovinum.
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By contrast, Agricola's rock catalogues are as sumptuous as any Dutch still life: pyrite recalls honeycomb, the precious stone bucardia the heart of an ox.