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myocardium

 [mi″o-kar´de-um]
the middle and thickest layer of the heart wall, composed of cardiac muscle. adj., adj myocar´dial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·o·car·di·um

, pl.

my·o·car·di·a

(mī'ō-kar'dē-ŭm, -kar'dē-ă), [TA]
The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
[myo- + G. kardia, heart]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

myocardium

(mī′ō-kär′dē-əm)
n. pl. myocar·dia (-dē-ə)
The muscular tissue of the heart.

my′o·car′di·al adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

my·o·car·di·um

, pl. myocardia (mī'ō-kahr'dē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
[myo- + G. kardia, heart]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

myocardium

the muscular wall of the vertebrate heart.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Myocardium

The thick middle layer of the heart that forms the bulk of the heart wall and contracts as the organ beats.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

my·o·car·di·um

, pl. myocardia (mī'ō-kahr'dē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The middle layer of the heart, consisting of cardiac muscle.
[myo- + G. kardia, heart]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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