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Definition of Pericardium, visceral

Pericardium, visceral: The double inner layer of the pericardium. One layer of the visceral pericardium closely adheres to the heart, and the other lines the inner surface of the outer (parietal) pericardium. The intervening space is filled with pericardial fluid. Also known as epicardium.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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