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endocardium

 [en″do-kahr´de-um]
the endothelial lining membrane of the cavities of the heart and the connective tissue bed on which it lies.
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en·do·car·di·um

, pl.

en·do·car·di·a

(en'dō-kar'dē-ŭm, -ē-ă), [TA]
The innermost tunic of the heart, which includes endothelium and subendothelial connective tissue; in the atrial wall, smooth muscle and numerous elastic fibers also occur.
[endo- + G. kardia, heart]
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endocardium

(ĕn′dō-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. endocar·dia (-dē-ə)
The thin serous membrane, composed of endothelial tissue, that lines the interior of the heart.

en′do·car′di·al adj.
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en·do·car·di·um

, pl. endocardia (en'dō-kahr'dē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The innermost tunic of the heart, which includes endothelium and subendothelial connective tissue; in the atrial wall, smooth muscle and numerous elastic fibers also occur.
[endo- + G. kardia, heart]
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endocardium

The heart lining that also covers the heart valves.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

endocardium

the inner lining of the HEART.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Endocardium

The inner wall of the heart muscle, which also covers the heart valves.
Mentioned in: Endocarditis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

en·do·car·di·um

, pl. endocardia (en'dō-kahr'dē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The innermost tunic of the heart.
[endo- + G. kardia, heart]
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