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ep·i·car·di·um

 (ĕp′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The inner layer of the pericardium that is in actual contact with the surface of the heart.

[New Latin : epi- + Greek kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·car′di·al adj.
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epicardium

(ˌɛpɪˈkɑːdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the innermost layer of the pericardium, in direct contact with the heart
[C19: New Latin, from epi- + Greek kardia heart]
ˌepiˈcardiac, ˌepiˈcardial adj
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ep•i•car•di•um

(ˌɛp ɪˈkɑr di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
the innermost layer of the pericardium.
[1860–65]
ep`i•car′di•al, ep`i•car′di•ac`, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epicardium - the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium
pericardium - a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
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

ep·i·car·di·um

n. epicardio, cara visceral del pericardio.
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