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dextrocardia

Pronunciation: deks'tro-kar'de-a

Definition: Displacement of the heart to the right, either as dextroposition, with simple displacement to the right, or as cardiac heterotaxia, with complete transposition of the right and left chambers, resulting in a heart that is the mirror image of a normal heart.

Synonym(s): dexiocardia

[dextro- + G. kardia, heart]

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