fetus amorphus

fetus amorphus
holoacardius amorphus.

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  • amorphus — A malformed fetus with rudimentary head, limbs, and heart. [G. a priv. + morphe, form, shape] * * * amor·phus ə mȯr fəs n, pl amor·phi .fī, .fē or amor·phus·es a fetus without head, heart, or limbs * * …   Medical dictionary

  • acardiacus amorphus — noun A deformed fetus having developed no heart, and otherwise being a shapeless lump with only rudiments of organs, connected as a parasite to another fetus …   Wiktionary

  • holoacardius amorphus — an imperfectly formed free twin fetus entirely without form and recognizable parts …   Medical dictionary

  • acardius — A twin without a heart that remains viable by using the placental circulation of its mate. a. acephalus acephalocardius; an acardiac conceptus in which the head and thoracic organs are absent; ribs and vertebrae may be present, and upper l …   Medical dictionary

  • anideus — A parasitic fetus consisting of a poorly differentiated mass of tissue with slight indications of parts. SEE ALSO: holoacardius amorphus. [G. an priv. + eidos, shape] embryonic a. a blastoderm without axial organization. * * * anid·e·us ( …   Medical dictionary

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