Origin of -cardium
Words nearby -cardium
WORDS THAT USE -CARDIUM
What does -cardium mean?
The form -cardium ultimately comes from Greek kardíā, meaning “heart.” The Latin cognate, cor, “heart,” is the source of words such as cordial, courage, and discord. To learn more, check out our entries for each word.
What are variants of -cardium?
Examples of -cardium
One example of a medical term that features the form -cardium is myocardium, “the muscular substance of the heart.”
The form myo- means “muscle,” from Greek mŷs, while, the -cardium part of the word means “heart tissue.” Myocardium literally translates to “heart muscle tissue.”
What are some words that use the combining form -cardium?
- epicardium (using the equivalent form of -cardium in Latin)
- pericardium (using the equivalent form of -cardium in Greek)
What are some other forms that -cardium may be commonly confused with?
How to use -cardium in a sentence
The rock was a baked sandstone; in the pebbles of the creek I found the impressions of bivalves (one ribbed like Cardium).Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia|Ludwig Leichhardt
They chiefly consist of the cardium edule, which appear to abound in the kitchen-middens of the Pas-de-Calais.Primitive Man|Louis Figuier
In Unio, Cardium, and Hyria, the foot is large and not byssiferous.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier
To that era belong the deep beds of oyster shells and Cardium edule, which are still found at the bottom of the fjord.Man and Nature|George P. Marsh
No mention is made of lateral teeth: was it then a veritable Cardium?