- the membranous sac enclosing the heart.
Origin of pericardium
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Cardio-coelom: that part of the coelom that forms the pericardium.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
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Under this name I also include the dropsy of the pericardium.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
Thickening of the pericardium and subserous hemorrhages also occur.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
Inflammation, as in pericarditis, inflammation of the pericardium.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
In the Dog-fish, at least, it has no connection with the pericardium.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
- the membranous sac enclosing the heart
C16: via New Latin from Greek perikardion, from peri- + kardia heart
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Word Origin and History for pericardium
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- The fibroserous sac enclosing the heart and the roots of the great vessels, consisting of two layers: the visceral layer or epicardium, immediately surrounding the heart; and the outer parietal layer, which forms the sac and is lined with a serous membrane.heart sac theca cordis
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- The membrane sac that encloses the heart in vertebrate animals.
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