epicardium

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epicardium

[‚ep·ə′kärd·ē·əm]
(anatomy)
The inner, serous portion of the pericardium that is in contact with the heart.
(invertebrate zoology)
A tubular prolongation of the branchial sac in certain ascidians which takes part in the process of budding.
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EAT, identified as an echo-free space between the myocardium and visceral pericardium on 2-dimensional echocardiography, was measured perpendicularly in front of the right ventricular free wall at end-diastole (16, 34).
This thin serous-layered sac has an inner layer called the visceral pericardium, which covers the surface of the heart.