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endocardium

[ en-doh-kahr-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di əm /
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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.

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Origin of endocardium

First recorded in 1870–75; endo- + -cardium
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British Dictionary definitions for endocardium

endocardium
/ (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 endocardium

endocardium
[ ĕn′dō-kärdē-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 endocardium

en′do•cardi•al adj.
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