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[en-doh-kahr-dee-uh m] /ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di əm/

noun, plural endocardia
[en-doh-kahr-dee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈkɑr di ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the serous membrane that lines the cavities of the heart.
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
the membrane that lines the cavities of the heart and forms part of the valves

endocardium en·do·car·di·um (ěn’dō-kär’dē-əm)
n. pl. en·do·car·di·a (-dē-ə)
The thin serous membrane, composed of endothelial and subendothelial tissue, that lines the interior of the heart.
en’do·car’di·al adj.


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    [en-doh-kahr-dahy-tis] /ˌɛn doʊ kɑrˈdaɪ tɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the endocardium. /ˌɛndəʊkɑːˈdaɪtɪs/ noun 1. inflammation of the endocardium endocarditis en·do·car·di·tis (ěn’dō-kär-dī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the endocardium. en’do·car·dit’ic (-dĭt’ĭk) adj.

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