[ ep-i-kahr-dee-uhm ]

noun,plural ep·i·car·di·a [ep-i-kahr-dee-uh]. /ˌɛp ɪˈkɑr di ə/. Anatomy.
  1. the inner serous layer of the pericardium, lying directly upon the heart.

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Origin of epicardium

From New Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at epi-, -cardium

Other words from epicardium

  • ep·i·car·di·al, ep·i·car·di·ac, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for epicardium


/ (ˌɛpɪˈkɑːdɪəm) /

nounplural -dia (-dɪə)
  1. anatomy the innermost layer of the pericardium, in direct contact with the heart

Origin of epicardium

C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek kardia heart

Derived forms of epicardium

  • epicardiac or epicardial, adjective

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