- the inner serous layer of the pericardium, lying directly upon the heart.
Origin of epicardium
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- anatomy the innermost layer of the pericardium, in direct contact with the heart
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek kardia heart
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- The lower portion of the esophagus extending through the diaphragm to the stomach.
- The inner layer of the pericardium that is in contact with the surface of the heart.visceral layer
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