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visceral pericardium (s) (noun), pericardia (pl)
A fibrous and membranous sac which surrounds the heart: The pericardium is composed of two layers, the visceral pericardium, which is closest to the heart; and the parietal ("wall") pericardium, that is lining the outer fibrous coat.

The pericardial cavity, between the visceral pericardium and the parietal pericardium; normally contains 10 to 15 mL (0.33814 to 0.50721 US fluid ounces) of pericardial fluid, which lubricates the membranes while the heart is beating.

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