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pericardial

or per·i·car·di·ac

[per-i-kahr-dee-uh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the pericardium.
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Origin of pericardial

First recorded in 1645–55; pericardi(um) + -al1
Related formspost·per·i·car·di·al, adjectivesub·per·i·car·di·ac, adjectivesub·per·i·car·di·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for pericardiac

Historical Examples

  • The oesophageal, bronchial and pericardiac branches are sufficiently described by their names.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6

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pericardiac in Medicine

pericardiac

(pĕr′ĭ-kärdē-ăk′)
adj.
  1. Surrounding or adjacent to the heart.
  2. Of or relating to the pericardium.
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