hemiacardius

hemiacardius

 [hem″e-ah-kahr´de-us]
an unequal twin in which the heart is rudimentary, its circulation being assisted by the other twin.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hem·i·a·car·di·us

(hem'ē-ă-kar'dē-ŭs),
One of twin fetuses, in which only a part of the circulation is effected by its own heart, the rest by the heart of the other twin.
[hemi- + G. a- priv. + kardia, heart]
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