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per·i·car·di·um

 (pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The membranous sac filled with serous fluid that encloses the heart and the roots of the aorta and other large blood vessels.

[New Latin, from Greek perikardion, from perikardios, around the heart : peri-, peri- + kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·car′di·al (-dē-əl), per′i·car′di·ac′ (-dē-ăk′) adj.

pericardium

(ˌpɛrɪˈkɑːdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Anatomy) the membranous sac enclosing the heart
[C16: via New Latin from Greek perikardion, from peri- + kardia heart]
ˌperiˈcardial, ˌperiˈcardiˌac adj

per•i•car•di•um

(ˌpɛr ɪˈkɑr di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
the membranous sac enclosing the heart.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek perikárdion, n. use of neuter of perikárdios surrounding the heart =peri- peri- + -kardios, adj. derivative of kardía heart; compare -cardium]

per·i·car·di·um

(pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
The membrane sac that encloses the heart in vertebrate animals.

pericardium

1. The two-layered membrane enclosing the heart.
2. A membranous sac surrounding the heart.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heartpericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
epicardium, visceral pericardium - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
parietal pericardium - the tough outermost layer of the pericardium that is attached to the diaphragm and the sternum
serosa, serous membrane - a thin membrane lining the closed cavities of the body; has two layers with a space between that is filled with serous fluid
Translations
osrdečniceosrdečníkperikard

pericardium

[ˌperɪˈkɑːdɪəm] N (pericardia (pl)) [ˌperɪˈkɑːdɪə]pericardio m

per·i·car·di·um

n. pericardio, membrana delicada de capa doble en forma de saco que envuelve el corazón y el inicio de los grandes vasos.

pericardium

n pericardio
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