endocardia

endocardium

[en-doh-kahr-dee-uhm]
noun, plural endocardia [en-doh-kahr-dee-uh] . Anatomy.
the serous membrane that lines the cavities of the heart.

Origin:
1870–75; endo- + -cardium

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endocardium (ˌɛndəʊˈkɑːdɪəm)
 
n , pl -dia
the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the valves
 
[C19: from New Latin, from endo- + Greek kardia heart]

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endocardium en·do·car·di·um (ěn'dō-kär'dē-əm)
n. pl. en·do·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The thin serous membrane, composed of endothelial and subendothelial tissue, that lines the interior of the heart.


en'do·car'di·al adj.
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