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pericardium Explained

pericardium at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) pericardia

pericardium at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

early 15c., from M.L., from Gk. perikardion "membrane around the heart," from peri (prep.) "around, about" + kardia "heart." ///

Pericardium at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Pericardium \Per`i*car"di*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? about
or near the heart; ? about + ? heart.] (Anat.)
The double baglike fold of serous membrane which incloses the

Note: The inner layer is closely adherent to the outer
surface of the heart, and is called the cardiac
pericardium. The outer layer loosely incloses the heart
and the adherent inner layer, and is called the
parietal pericardium. At the base of the heart the two
layers are continuous, and form a narrow closed cavity
filled with fluid, in which the pulsations of the heart
cause little friction.

pericardium at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a double-layered serous membrane that surrounds the heart
[also: {pericardia} (pl)]

pericardium at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: en-noun » pericardia
  • Inter: anatomy » cardiology A serous membrane that surrounds the heart allowing it to contract.


    * heart sac
    • theca cordis

      Derived terms

      * pericardiac
    • pericardial
    • pericarditis


      Inter: trans-top » serous membrane that surrounds the heart
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|osrdečník|m, Inter: t- » cs|osrdečnice|f, Inter: t- » cs|perikard|m
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sydänpussi, Inter: t+ » fi|pericardium
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|περικάρδιο|n|sc=Grek
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|pericardio|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|心嚢|tr=shinnō|sc=Jpan
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|pericard|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|pericardio|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * endocardium
    • myocardium

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