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endocardium

Pronunciation: en'do-kar'de-um, -e-a

Definition: The innermost tunic of the heart, which includes endothelium and subendothelial connective tissue; in the atrial wall, smooth muscle and numerous elastic fibers also occur.

[endo- + G. kardia, heart]

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