Definition of myocardium in English:

myocardium

noun

Anatomy
  • [mass noun] The muscular tissue of the heart.

    • ‘In addition, the right coronary artery occasionally supplies a sizeable portion of left ventricular myocardium.’
    • ‘The journey from the bone marrow to vascular endothelium or myocardium is divided into stages.’
    • ‘In contrast, stem cell therapy adds new myocardium to replace infarcted muscle.’
    • ‘However, the liver, myocardium, and lung also showed this feature.’
    • ‘Moreover, the right ventricular free wall showed extensive replacement of the myocardium by adipose tissue.’

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from myo- ‘muscle’ + Greek kardia heart.

Pronunciation:

myocardium

/ˌmʌɪə(ʊ)ˈkɑːdɪəm/