[mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uh m]

Origin of myocardium

First recorded in 1875–80; myo- + -cardium
Related formsmy·o·car·di·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for myocardial


  1. of or relating to the muscular tissue of the heart


noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
  1. the muscular tissue of the heart

Word Origin for myocardium

C19: myo- + cardium, from Greek kardia heart
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Word Origin and History for myocardial



1866, from myo- + Latinized form of Greek kardia "heart" (see heart). Related: Myocardial; myocarditis.

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myocardial in Medicine


n. pl. my•o•car•di•a (-dē-ə)
  1. The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
Related formsmy′o•cardi•al adj.
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