holoacardius

holoacardius

 [hol″o-ah-kahr´de-us]
a malformed monozygotic twin fetus in which the heart is entirely absent.

hol·o·a·car·di·us

(hol'ō-ă-kar'dē-ŭs),
A separate, grossly defective twin lacking a heart of its own, its blood supply being dependent on a shunt from the placental circulation of a more nearly normal twin; a placental parasitic twin or omphalosite. Compare: acardius.
[holo- + G. a- priv. + kardia, heart]
References in periodicals archive ?
Hendricks, "Holoacardius: review of the literature and case report," Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol.