pericardium


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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
References in classic literature ?
The inhabitants, however, always first drink the water in the pericardium, which is described as being best.
They can metastasize to pericardium, but a primary liposarcoma in pericardium is very rare and generally has an insidious onset and often presents with complications.
Doctors cut away some part of the patient heart's pericardium, to facilitate placing the new heart.
Providing live demonstration of the technique at Arab Health 2018, Dr Cesare Quattro from RRBH told Gulf News: "The Ozaki technique involves using a piece of the pericardium (outer covering) of the patient's heart.
Successive supply of bovine pericardium patch of 5 x 10 cm (approximate measurement).
The pericardium is the double-walled sac enveloping the heart which protects it from shock and infection.
Your heart is virtually impervious to cancer due to its muscular, non-fatty nature along with substantial assistance from the pericardium.
Two types of fat surround the heart: Epicardial fat, the fat that directly covers the heart tissue, is between the outside of the heart and the pericardium, the sac that encases the heart, and paracardial fat is outside the pericardium.
The cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with 20 mL of gadolinium contrast enhancement showed the thickness of the pericardium as 4 mm [Figure 1A].