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Pericardial cavity

The space between the layers of the pericardium that contains fluid that lubricates the membrane surfaces and allows easy heart movement.  Synonym: pericardial space.

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... Organs.—As in other molluscs the coelom is represented by a large pericardial cavity, situated above the intestine posteriorly, and a generative sac which is single and median and situated in front of the pericardium, except in the Nuttalochiton hyadesi, where the gonads are in a similar position, but are paired. The excretory organs are coelomoducts with an internal ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2 - "Chicago, University of" to "Chiton" • Various

Words linked to "Pericardial cavity" :   cavity, bodily cavity, pericardial space, cavum

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