pericardial or per·i·car·di·ac [per-i-kahr-dee-uh l] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to the pericardium.

Origin of pericardial First recorded in 1645–55; pericardi(um) + -al1 Related formspost·per·i·car·di·al, adjectivesub·per·i·car·di·ac, adjectivesub·per·i·car·di·al, adjective Examples from the Web for pericardiac Historical Examples of pericardiac

  • The oesophageal, bronchial and pericardiac branches are sufficiently described by their names.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6


  • pericardiac in Medicine pericardiac [pĕr′ĭ-kär′dē-ăk′] adj.

    1. Surrounding or adjacent to the heart.
    2. Of or relating to the pericardium.

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