Definition of Endocardium

1. Noun. The membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the heart valves.

Generic synonyms: Serosa, Serous Membrane



Definition of Endocardium

1. n. The membrane lining the cavities of the heart.

Definition of Endocardium

1. Noun. (anatomy cardiology) A thin serous membrane that lines the interior of the heart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endocardium

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Medical Definition of Endocardium

1. The inner most lining of the heart cavities. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endocardium

endocardiac
endocardial
endocardial cushion defect
endocardial cushion defects
endocardial cushions
endocardial fibroelastosis
endocardial fibrosis
endocardial murmur
endocardial sclerosis
endocardiography
endocarditic
endocarditides
endocarditis
endocarditis chordalis
endocarditises
endocardium (current term)
endocarp
endocarps
endocast
endocasts
endocavitary
endoceliac
endocellular
endocentric
endocervical
endocervical curettage
endocervical sinus tumour
endocervicitis
endocervix

Literary usage of Endocardium

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The endocardium is a thin membrane which lines the internal surface of the heart ; it assists in forming the valves by its reduplications, ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"At its upper part it suddenly tapers off and becomes destitute of muscular fibres. consisting only of fibrous tissue covered by two layers of endocardium, ..."

3. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"endocardium Anatomy.—The endocardium lines the cavities of the heart and ... Consequently all the cells forming the endocardium are nourished by imbibition. ..."

4. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"endocardium Anatomy.—The endocardium lines the cavities of the heart and ... Consequently all the cells forming the endocardium are nourished by imbibition. ..."

5. Diseases of the heart and thoracic aorta by Byrom Bramwell (1884)
"In studying the diseases of the endocardium the following facts should be remembered :— 1. That these affections are seldom primary. 2. ..."

6. The Practice of Medicine by Horatio Charles Wood, Reginald Heber Fitz (1897)
"Usually the valvular endocardium is especially involved, but the inflammatory process may be limited to various parts of the parietal ..."

7. A Manual of Pathological Histology: To Serve as an Introduction to the Study by Evan Buchanan Baxter (1872)
"Attention has already been drawn to the fact that the endocardium, ... "We cannot therefore be surprised to find that the endocardium is far more ..."

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