Pericardium meaning

pĕr'ĭ-kär'dē-əm
(anatomy, cardiology) A serous membrane that surrounds the heart allowing it to contract.
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The membranous sac filled with serous fluid that encloses the heart and the roots of the aorta and other large blood vessels.
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In vertebrates, the thin, closed, membranous sac surrounding the heart and the roots of the great blood vessels and containing a clear serous liquid.
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The membranous sac filled with serous fluid that encloses the heart and the roots of the aorta and other large blood vessels.
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The membrane sac that encloses the heart in vertebrate animals.
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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