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de-epicardialization de-ep·i·car·di·al·i·za·tion (dē-ěp'ĭ-kär'dē-ə-lĭ-zā'shən)
The surgical destruction of the epicardium, usually by the application of phenol, designed to promote collateral circulation to the myocardium.

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