mesocardium

mesocardium

[mez-uh-kahr-dee-uhm, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
noun, plural mesocardia [mez-uh-kahr-dee-uh, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] . Embryology.
the double layer of splanchnic mesoderm supporting the embryonic heart.

Origin:
meso- + -cardium

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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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