[mez-uh-kahr-dee-uh m, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
- the double layer of splanchnic mesoderm supporting the embryonic heart.
Origin of mesocardium
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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)
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- Either of the two layers of the embryonic mesentery supporting the embryonic heart in the pericardial cavity.
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