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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The inner layer of the pericardium that is in actual contact with the surface of the heart.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The layer of tissue between the pericardium and the heart.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of the pericardium which forms the outer surface of the heart; the cardiac pericardium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the cardiac or visceral layer of the pericardium, lying directly upon the heart.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the innermost of the two layers of the pericardium

Etymologies

New Latin : epi- + Greek kardiā, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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