A condition in which the heart is unduly movable and displaced downward, as distinguished from bathycardia. SEE ALSO: cor mobile, cor pendulum. SYN: drop heart. [cardio- + G. ptosis, a falling]

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car·di·op·to·sia (kahr″de-op-toґse-ə) cardioptosis.

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