- the muscular substance of the heart.
Origin of myocardium
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Examples from the Web for myocardium
However, this limited inflammation of the myocardium is not dangerous.
In course of time there develops cardiac insufficiency with fibroid degeneration of the myocardium.
The myocardium at present shows no signs of poisoning but the skeletal muscles and nerve do.
Dr. Mott has found fatty degeneration of the myocardium in patients dying suddenly during alcoholism.The Lettsomian Lectures 1900-1901
J. Mitchell Bruce
- the muscular tissue of the heart
C19: myo- + cardium, from Greek kardia heart
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Word Origin and History for myocardium
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- The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
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