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epicardium

 [ep″i-kahr´de-um]
the inner layer of the serous pericardium, which is in contact with the heart.

vis·cer·al lay·er of se·rous per·i·car·di·um

[TA]
the inner part of the serous pericardium applied directly on the heart.

epicardium

/epi·car·di·um/ (-kahr´de-um) the visceral pericardium.

epicardium

(ĕp′ĭ-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. epicar·dia (-dē-ə)
The inner layer of the pericardium that is in actual contact with the surface of the heart.

ep′i·car′di·al adj.

epicardium

[ep′ikär′dē·əm]
Etymology: Gk, epi + kardia, heart
the outermost of the three layers of tissue that form the heart wall. It is composed of a single sheet of squamous epithelial cells overlying delicate connective tissue. The epicardium is the visceral portion of the serous pericardium and folds back on itself to form the parietal portion of the serous pericardium. Compare myocardium. See also pericardium. epicardial, adj.

epicardium

The inner layer of the bag surrounding the heart (the PERICARDIUM).

epicardium

the external covering of the HEART wall.

epicardium

the inner layer of the serous pericardium, which is in contact with the heart.