pericardial cavity
Special cavity or sinus containing heart [Butler, T.H.].

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  • Pericardial sinus — Posterior wall of the pericardial sac, showing the lines of reflection of the serous pericardium on the great vessels. (Transverse sinus labeled at center. Oblique sinus not labeled, but visible below transverse sinus.) Gray s …   Wikipedia

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  • pericardial space — noun the space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement • Syn: ↑pericardial cavity • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum * * * noun see pericardial sinus …   Useful english dictionary

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