epicardium

noun
epi·car·di·um | \ˌe-pə-ˈkär-dē-əm \
plural epicardia\ˌe-pə-ˈkär-dē-ə \

Definition of epicardium 

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

Other Words from epicardium

epicardial \ˌe-pə-ˈkär-dē-əl \ adjective

First Known Use of epicardium

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

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epicardium

noun
epi·car·di·um | \-ē-əm \
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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