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EtymologyEdit

From Latin, from prae (before) + cor, cordis (the heart).

NounEdit

praecordia

  1. (anatomy) The front part of the thoracic region; the epigastrium.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for praecordia in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From prae- +‎ cor.

NounEdit

praecordia n pl (genitive praecordiōrum); second declension

  1. (anatomy) diaphragm; midriff
  2. entrails
  3. chest

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter), plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative praecordia
Genitive praecordiōrum
Dative praecordiīs
Accusative praecordia
Ablative praecordiīs
Vocative praecordia

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