antecardium

pre·cor·di·a

(prē-kōr'dē-ă),
The epigastrium and anterior surface of the lower part of the thorax.
Synonym(s): antecardium
[L. praecordia (ntr. pl. only), the diaphragm, the entrails, fr. prae, before, + cor (cord-), heart]

antecardium

antecardium

(1) Precordium. 
(2) Epigastric region—formerly, epigastrium.

antecardium

, anticardium (ant″ē-kar′dē-ŭm) [ ante- + Gr. kardia, heart]
The area on the anterior surface of the body overlying the heart and the lower part of the thorax.