myocardium

[mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uhm]
noun, plural myocardia [mahy-uh-kahr-dee-uh] . Anatomy.
the muscular substance of the heart.

Origin:
1875–80; myo- + -cardium

myocardial, adjective
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myocardial (ˌmaɪəʊˈkɑːdɪəl)
 
adj
of or relating to the muscular tissue of the heart

myocardium (ˌmaɪəʊˈkɑːdɪəm)
 
n , pl -dia
the muscular tissue of the heart
 
[C19: myo- + cardium, from Greek kardia heart]

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myocardium
1866, from myo-, comb. form of Gk. mys (gen. myos) "muscle" (see muscle) + kardia "heart" (see heart). Related: Myocardial.
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myocardium my·o·car·di·um (mī'ō-kär'dē-əm)
n. pl. my·o·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.


my'o·car'di·al adj.
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