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n. pl. my·o·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The muscular tissue of the heart.

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

my′o·car′di·al adj.


(Anatomy) of or relating to the muscular tissue of the heart
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Adj.1.myocardial - of or relating to the myocardium


, myocardiac
a. miocárdico-a, rel. al miocardio;
___ contractioncontracción del miocardio;
___ diseasesmiocardiopatías.


adj miocárdico
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