[ en-doh-kahr-dee-uh m ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di əm /
noun, plural en·do·car·di·a [en-doh-kahr-dee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di ə/. Anatomy.
the serous membrane that lines the cavities of the heart.
Words nearby endocardium
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British Dictionary definitions for endocardia
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈkɑːdɪəm) /
noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the valves
Word Origin for endocardium
C19: from New Latin, from endo- + Greek kardia heart
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Medical definitions for endocardia
[ ĕn′dō-kär′dē-əm ]
n. pl. en•do•car•di•a (-dē-ə)
The thin serous membrane, composed of endothelial and subendothelial tissue, that lines the interior of the heart.
Other words from endocardiumen′do•car′di•al adj.
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