or per·i·car·di·ac

[ per-i-kahr-dee-uh l ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈkɑr di əl /


of or relating to the pericardium.

Origin of pericardial

First recorded in 1645–55; pericardi(um) + -al1

Related forms

post·per·i·car·di·al, adjectivesub·per·i·car·di·ac, adjectivesub·per·i·car·di·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Medicine definitions for pericardiac


[ pĕr′ĭ-kärdē-ăk′ ]


Surrounding or adjacent to the heart.
Of or relating to the pericardium.
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