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mesocardium

[mez-uh-kahr-dee-uh m, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈkɑr di əm, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/
noun, plural mesocardia
[mez-uh-kahr-dee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˌmɛz əˈkɑr di ə, ˌmɛs-, ˌmi zə-, -sə-/ (Show IPA).
Embryology
1.
the double layer of splanchnic mesoderm supporting the embryonic heart.
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mesocardia in Medicine

mesocardia mes·o·car·di·a (měz'ə-kär'dē-ə, měs'-)
n.
An atypical central position of the heart in the chest, as in the embryo.

mesocardium mes·o·car·di·um (měz'ə-kär'dē-əm, měs'-)
n. pl. mes·o·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
Either of the two layers of the embryonic mesentery supporting the embryonic heart in the pericardial cavity.

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