- the muscular substance of the heart.
Origin of myocardium
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Provided there is no evidence of gross myocardial lesion, the extrasystole itself is of no great significance.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
- of or relating to the muscular tissue of the heart
- the muscular tissue of the heart
C19: myo- + cardium, from Greek kardia heart
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Word Origin and History for myocardial
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- The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
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