epicardium

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noun epi·car·di·um \ˌe-pə-ˈkär-dē-əm\

Definition of epicardium

plural

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  1. :  the inner layer of the pericardium that closely envelops the heart

epicardial

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Origin and Etymology of epicardium

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

epicardium

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noun epi·car·di·um \-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of epicardium

plural

epicardia

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


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