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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·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]

pre·cor·di·a

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

precordia

(prē-kor′dē-ă) [L. praecordia]
Plural of precordium.
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Mollia cinguntur tenui praecordia libro, una fina corteza cine su delicado seno, In frondem crines, in ramos bracchia crescunt; sus cabellos se prolongan en follaje, sus brazos en ramas, Pes modo tam uelox pigris radicibus haeret, sus pies ha poco tan veloces se adhieren en raices inertes, Ora cacumen habent; remanet nitor unus in illa.
Milk of varying kinds, whether of sheep, cows, asses, or humans was believed to be useful as a cathartic and emetic, "the best restorative in emaciated Habits," and helpful for the treatment of "swelling of Praecordia and obstructions of the abdominal Viscera.
flebis: non tua sunt duro praecordia ferro uincta, neque in tenero stat tibi corde silex.
Elsewhere Sidney complains that poetry has been given a bad name by the 'base men with seruile wits' who write for the press, and cites Juvenal to the effect that 'they, Queis meliore luto finxit praecordia Titan |whose hearts Prometheus fashioned from a better clay~ are better content to suppresse the out-flowing of their wit, then by publishing them to be accounted Knights of the same order'.
These are the Praecordia, the "outworks of the heart.
Sed mihi des veniam, quaeso, clarissime regum, Et mihi parce, precor, nostri si carmina tantum Ingenii madefacta haud sunt Heliconis in undis, Illius quantum vatis quem antiqua Tholosa Gallorum genuit urbs, ortu regia claro, Cui non deficiunt praecordia sacra Platonis, Alta Maroneae cul non facundia musae.
The snake's poison freezes Laevus' blood: fixus praecordia pressit / Niliaca serpente cruor ("[Laevus'] blood pressed his heart, frozen by the serpent of the Nile," 815-16).