- the serous membrane that lines the cavities of the heart.
Origin of endocardium
Examples from the Web for endocardium
Historical Examples of endocardium
The endocardium may be stained from the imbibition of blood.
The endocardium is often blotched to a greater or less extent by sanguineous imbibition.
By extension of inflammation of the endocardium or pericardium the muscle of the heart may become involved.
In acute inflammation we find a thickening and a roughened appearance of the endocardium throughout the cavities of the heart.
They firmly adhere to the endocardium, and when detached from it give it a torn appearance.
- the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the valves
Word Origin for endocardium
- The thin serous membrane, composed of endothelial and subendothelial tissue, that lines the interior of the heart.