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endocardium

[en-doh-kahr-dee-uh m] /ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di əm/
noun, plural endocardia
[en-doh-kahr-dee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di ə/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the serous membrane that lines the cavities of the heart.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; endo- + -cardium
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British Dictionary definitions for endocardium

endocardium

/ˌɛndəʊˈkɑːdɪəm/
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
1.
the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the valves
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from endo- + Greek kardia heart
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endocardium in Medicine

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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