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precordium

 [pre-kor´de-um] (pl. precor´dia) (L.)
the region over the heart and lower thorax; adj., adj precor´dial.
Precordial points of the heart. From Lammon et al., 1995.

pre·cor·di·um

(prē-kōr'dē-ŭm),
Singular of precordia.

precordium

/pre·cor·di·um/ (-kor´de-um) pl. precor´dia   the region of the anterior surface of the body covering the heart and lower thorax.precor´dial

precordium

[-kôr′dē·əm]
Etymology: L, prae, before, cor, heart
the part of the front of the chest wall that overlays the heart and the epigastrium. precordial, adj.
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Precordium

pre·cor·di·um

(prē-kōr'dē-ŭm)
Singular of precordia.
Synonym(s): praecordium.

precordium

area of the chest wall over which the heart contractions can be palpated and auscultated; typically it is found on the ventral third of the left chest wall behind the elbow, which may be advanced cranially for better access.