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Medical Term:

precordia

Pronunciation: pre-kor'de-a

Definition: The epigastrium and anterior surface of the lower part of the thorax.

Synonym(s): antecardium

[L. praecordia (ntr. pl. only), the diaphragm, the entrails, fr. prae, before, + cor (cord-), heart]

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