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Pronunciation: mi'o-per'i-kar-di'tis

Definition: Inflammation of the muscular wall of the heart and of the enveloping pericardium; also, perimyocarditis--choice of term determined by whether the principal involvement is pericardial or myocardial.

[myo- + pericarditis]

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