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Pronunciation: kar′dē-op-tō′sē-ă

Definition: A condition in which the heart is unduly movable and displaced downward, as distinguished from bathycardia.

Synonym(s): drop heart

[cardio- + G. ptōsis, a falling]

See Also: cor mobile, cor pendulum

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