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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.
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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
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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]
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per·i·car·di·um

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

1. The two-layered membrane enclosing the heart.
2. A membranous sac surrounding the heart.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
osrdečniceosrdečníkperikard

pericardium

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

n pericardio
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the following moment, during the simultaneous contraction of the two auricles, the ventricles relax, dilates to receive the blood, the apex of the heart moves suddenly downwards, and, not having a free space to move in, communicates to the adherent pericardium, the diaphragm, and to the other parts, the shock, which becomes sensible to the exterior by a small elevation which is outlined in the same place where the depression had formerly been formed, and which nevertheless extends a little lower down.
677-678) Thus, the Sander sign refers to the presence of a depression occurring under the left ribs in the superior abdominal region and in the epigastrium during systole in patients with adherent pericardium (Table 1).
Thus, the Friedreich sign refers to diastolic collapse of the cervical veins in patients with adherent pericardium (Table 1).