epicardium


epi·car·di·um

noun \ˌe-pə-ˈkär-dē-əm\
plural -dia \-dē-ə\

Definition of EPICARDIUM

:  the inner layer of the pericardium that closely envelops the heart
epi·car·di·al \-dē-əl\ adjective

Origin of EPICARDIUM

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1865

epi·car·di·um

noun \-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -dia \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of EPICARDIUM

: the visceral part of the pericardium that closely envelops the heart—called also visceral pericardium; compare parietal pericardium

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