Definition of precordium in English:

precordium

noun

Anatomy
  • The region or the thorax immediately in front of the heart.

    • ‘In addition, women have smaller amplitudes of R, S, and T waves across the precordium.’
    • ‘Sensations of tightness, pain, pressure, and heaviness in the precordium, throat, neck, and jaw have also been reported.’

Origin

Late 19th century: singular of Latin praecordia ‘diaphragm, entrails’.

Pronunciation

precordium

/prēˈkôrdēəm//priˈkɔrdiəm/