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the inner layer of the serous pericardium, which is in contact with the heart.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
n. pl. epicar·dia (-dē-ə)
The inner layer of the pericardium that is in actual contact with the surface of the heart.
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epicardiumThe inner layer of the bag surrounding the heart (the PERICARDIUM).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
epicardiumthe external covering of the HEART wall.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005