Definition of pericard in US English:

pericard

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • Pericardiumrare between late 17th and mid 20th cent.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1587–?1630), lexicographer. Originally from French péricarde from post-classical Latin pericardium; in later use shortened from pericardium, apparently by analogy with pericarp. In use as adjective apparently after ancient Greek περικάρδιος.

Pronunciation

pericard

/ˈpɛrɪkɑːd/