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pericardial

or pericardiac

[per-i-kahr-dee-uh l] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɑr di əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the pericardium.
Origin of pericardial
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; pericardi(um) + -al1
Related forms
postpericardial, adjective
subpericardiac, adjective
subpericardial, adjective
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pericardiac per·i·car·di·ac (pěr'ĭ-kär'dē-āk') or per·i·car·di·al (-əl)
adj.

  1. Surrounding or adjacent to the heart.

  2. Of or relating to the pericardium.

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