[ ep-i-kahr-dee-uh m ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈkɑr di əm /
noun, plural ep·i·car·di·a [ep-i-kahr-dee-uh] /ˌɛp ɪˈkɑr di ə/. Anatomy.
the inner serous layer of the pericardium, lying directly upon the heart.
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OTHER WORDS FROM epicardiumep·i·car·di·al, ep·i·car·di·ac, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epicardia
/ (ˌɛpɪˈkɑːdɪəm) /
noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
anatomy the innermost layer of the pericardium, in direct contact with the heart
Derived forms of epicardiumepicardiac or epicardial, adjective
Word Origin for epicardium
C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek kardia heart
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Medical definitions for epicardia (1 of 2)
[ ĕp′ĭ-kär′dē-ə ]
The lower portion of the esophagus extending through the diaphragm to the stomach.
Medical definitions for epicardia (2 of 2)
[ ĕp′ĭ-kär′dē-əm ]
n. pl. ep•i•car•di•a (-dē-ə)
The inner layer of the pericardium that is in contact with the surface of the heart.visceral layer
Other words from epicardiumep′i•car′di•al adj.
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