Definition of precardiac in US English:

precardiac

adjective

  • 1Anatomy and Zoology. Situated in front of the heart.

  • 2Embryology. Of, relating to, or designating the cells and tissue from which the heart develops; especially in "precardiac mesoderm".

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From pre- + cardiac.

Pronunciation

precardiac

/priːˈkɑːdɪak/