[ mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌmaɪ əˈkɑr di əm /
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noun, plural my·o·car·di·a [mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uh]. /ˌmaɪ əˈkɑr di ə/. Anatomy.
the muscular substance of the heart.
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OTHER WORDS FROM myocardiummy·o·car·di·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myocardium
/ (ˌmaɪəʊˈkɑːdɪəm) /
noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
the muscular tissue of the heart
Word Origin for myocardium
C19: myo- + cardium, from Greek kardia heart
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Medical definitions for myocardium
[ mī′ō-kär′dē-əm ]
n. pl. my•o•car•di•a (-dē-ə)
The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
Other words from myocardiummy′o•car′di•al adj.
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