epicardium

noun
epi·​car·​di·​um | \ ˌe-pə-ˈkär-dē-əm How to pronounce epicardium (audio) \
plural epicardia\ ˌe-​pə-​ˈkär-​dē-​ə How to pronounce epicardia (audio) \

Definition of epicardium

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

Other Words from epicardium

epicardial \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈkär-​dē-​əl How to pronounce epicardial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of epicardium

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epicardium

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epicardium

noun
epi·​car·​di·​um | \ -ē-əm How to pronounce epicardium (audio) \
plural epicardia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce epicardia (audio) \

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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