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[en-doh-kahr-dee-uh l]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. situated within the heart; intracardiac.
  2. Also en·do·car·di·ac [en-doh-kahr-dee-ak] /ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr diˌæk/. of or relating to the endocardium.
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Origin of endocardial

1840–50; endo- + Greek kardí(a) heart + -al1; or endocardi(um) + -al1
Related formssub·en·do·car·di·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • When it is established the septum primum grows down and meets the endocardial cushions, and so the ostium primum is obliterated.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2


British Dictionary definitions for endocardial



  1. of or relating to the endocardium
  2. within the heart
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