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atrium

noun [C] (HEART)    /ˈeɪ.tri.əm/ (plural atriums) (also auricle)
specialized anatomy one of the two spaces at the top part of the heart that receive blood from the veins and push it down into the ventricles (= lower spaces)The circulatory system and blood
(Definition of atrium noun (HEART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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