Glossary of Medical Terms

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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 almost usual twin; a placental parasitic twin or omphalosite. Compare: acardius. Origin: holo-+ G. A-priv. + kardia, heart
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