Definition of precordium in English:

precordium

Pronunciation /prēˈkôrdēəm/ /priˈkɔrdiəm/

noun

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

precordium

/prēˈkôrdēəm/ /priˈkɔrdiəm/