Definition of pericardiacophrenic in English:

pericardiacophrenic

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • Designating a branch of the internal thoracic artery which supplies the pericardium, the diaphragm, and the pleura. Also: designating the accompanying vein, which is a tributary of the internal thoracic vein.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From pericardiac + -o- + phrenic, after scientific Latin pericardiacophrenicus.

Pronunciation

pericardiacophrenic

/ˌpɛrɪkɑːˌdʌɪəkə(ʊ)ˈfrɛnɪk/