Definition of hole in the heart noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hole in the heart

BrE BrE//ˌhəʊl ɪn ðə ˈhɑːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊl ɪn ðə ˈhɑːrt//
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a condition in which a baby is born with a problem with the wall dividing the parts of its heart, so that it does not get enough oxygen in its blood
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hole in the heart