Definition of Epicardium

1. Noun. The innermost of the two layers of the pericardium.

Exact synonyms: Visceral Pericardium
Group relationships: Pericardium
Generic synonyms: Serosa, Serous Membrane

Definition of Epicardium

1. n. That part of the pericardium which forms the outer surface of the heart; the cardiac pericardium.

Definition of Epicardium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The layer of tissue between the pericardium and the heart. ¹

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Definition of Epicardium

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Medical Definition of Epicardium

1. The inner lining of the serous pericardium lying directly on the heart, forming the outermost layer of the heart wall. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicardium

epicanthal fold
epicanthic fold
epicanthus palpebralis
epicanthus supraciliaris
epicanthus tarsalis
epicardial fat sign
epicardium (current term)
epicene pronoun

Literary usage of Epicardium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of meat inspection by Robert Ostertag, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1907)
"Connective tissue proliferations of the epicardium and of the inner layer ... Connective tissue adhesions between the epicardium and the inner layer of the ..."

2. Text-book of the Embryology of Invertebrates by Eugen Korschelt, Karl Heider, Edward Laurens Mark, William McMichael Woodworth, Matilda Bernard, Martin Fountain Woodward (1900)
"They also recognised the significance of the epicardium ... IX) finds that in Ciana the epicardium has a paired origin and opens by two distinct orifices ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1901)
"(3) The suture should be of silk, and interrupted; it should be applied so that the epicardium and superficial layers of the myocardium shall be the only ..."

4. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1899)
"Transverse section of small artery in epicardium, surmounted by a fibroid nodule. The fibrous thickening is over about one-half the width of ..."

5. Normal histology: With Special Reference to the Structure of the Human Body by George Arthur Piersol (1912)
"The epicardium.—The external layer of the heart-wall, the epicar- dium, corresponds in its general structure with other parts of the pericardium. ..."

6. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1897)
"The essential facts here set forth, summed up in the fewest words possible, are these : The epicardium is derived from the branchial sac, or more precisely ..."

7. A Course in Normal Histology: A Guide for Practical Instruction in Histology by Rudolf Krause (1913)
"The epicardium is separated from the pericardium by a simple layer of flat cells. Beneath this epithelium we come to a stratum of elastic fibres, ..."

8. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1895)
"The general structure of the pericardium and epicardium was unaltered, ... At these sites the epicardium was increased in thickness, diminishing to its ..."

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