pericardial

adjective
peri·​car·​di·​al | \ ˌper-ə-ˈkär-dē-əl How to pronounce pericardial (audio) \

Definition of pericardial

: of, relating to, or affecting the pericardium also : situated around the heart

Examples of pericardial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pixelated gray-and-white image of the patient’s rapidly beating heart muscle was surrounded by an unnatural black halo, indicating the presence of excess fluid in the pericardial sac. New York Times, 8 Sep. 2021 Women tend to have less pericardial fat than men, according to the study. Lisa Drayer, CNN, 1 June 2021 The bullet damaged the pericardial sac around Keith’s heart and both right and left ventricles before exiting the right side of his chest. Olivia Mitchell, cleveland, 3 Mar. 2021 Distant heart sounds could reflect pericardial effusion—fluid accumulating around the heart. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, 1 Oct. 2020 In 2014, surgeons spent a combined 49 hours working to separate the conjoined twins, who shared a chest wall, lungs, pericardial sac, diaphragm, liver, intestines, colon and pelvis, according to the Texas Children's Hospital. Michelle Iracheta, Houston Chronicle, 22 Aug. 2019 In 2013, just four years before Alysha Kellner got her diagnosis, doctors at CHOP, led by pediatric and fetal surgeon Alan Flake, performed the first successful open fetal surgery on a pericardial teratoma. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2018 In 2013, just four years before Alysha Kellner got her diagnosis, doctors at CHOP, led by pediatric and fetal surgeon Alan Flake, performed the first successful open fetal surgery on a pericardial teratoma. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, 29 Apr. 2018 And hers was an even rarer type that is called a pericardial teratoma because it is found on the heart. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of pericardial

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Pericardial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericardial. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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pericardial

adjective
peri·​car·​di·​al | \ ˌper-ə-ˈkärd-ē-əl How to pronounce pericardial (audio) \

Medical Definition of pericardial

: of, relating to, or affecting the pericardium also : situated around the heart

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