dextrocardia

noun
dex·​tro·​car·​dia | \ ˌdek-strō-ˈkär-dē-ə How to pronounce dextrocardia (audio) \

Medical Definition of dextrocardia

: an abnormal condition in which the heart is situated on the right side and the great blood vessels of the right and left sides are reversed

Other Words from dextrocardia

dextrocardial \ -​dē-​əl How to pronounce dextrocardia (audio) \ adjective

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“Dextrocardia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dextrocardia. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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