Pericardium Definition

pĕrĭ-kärdē-əm
pericardia
noun
In vertebrates, the thin, closed, membranous sac surrounding the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels and containing a clear serous liquid.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pericardium

Noun

Singular:
pericardium
Plural:
pericardia

Origin of Pericardium

  • New Latin from Greek perikardion from perikardios around the heart peri- peri- kardiā heart kerd- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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