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’.