[ mez-uh-kahr-dee-uhm, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]
/ ˌmɛz əˈkɑr di əm, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə- /
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noun, plural mes·o·car·di·a [mez-uh-kahr-dee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]. /ˌmɛz əˈkɑr di ə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/. Embryology.
the double layer of splanchnic mesoderm supporting the embryonic heart.
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The heart is at first placed within the body cavity attached to the ventral wall of the gut by a mesocardium (fig. 353 A).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
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[ mĕz′ə-kär′dē-əm ]
n. pl. mes•o•car•di•a (-dē-ə)
Either of the two layers of the embryonic mesentery supporting the embryonic heart in the pericardial cavity.
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