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myocardium

Syllabification: my·o·car·di·um
Pronunciation: /ˌmīəˈkärdēəm
 
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Definition of myocardium in English:

noun

Anatomy
The muscular tissue of the heart.
Example sentences
  • Moreover, the right ventricular free wall showed extensive replacement of the myocardium by adipose tissue.
  • The journey from the bone marrow to vascular endothelium or myocardium is divided into stages.
  • In addition, the right coronary artery occasionally supplies a sizeable portion of left ventricular myocardium.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from myo- 'muscle' + Greek kardia 'heart'.

Derivatives

myocardial

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Perhaps these patients are at low risk of myocardial infarction but not coronary artery disease.
  • There were also reductions in myocardial infarction and renal failure.
  • The relation between normal coronary artery blood flow and mortality after myocardial infarction is well documented.

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