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Anatomy Term: epicardium
XAO ID: 0000316
Synonyms: heart epicardium
Definition: "The inner layer of the pericardium that is in contact with the surface of the heart. During cardiac development, it is the source of multipotent mesenchymal cells, which give rise to endothelial and smooth muscle cells in coronary vessels and also, possibly, to cardiomyocytes."
Stage Range: NF stage 27 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
epicardial precursor cell NF stage 15 to NF stage 28
heart primordium NF stage 19 to NF stage 31
Develops Into:
Parent(s): epicardial precursor cell, heart primordium


Parent(s): tissue (is_a) heart (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY