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Mediastinum   Listen

(pl. mediastina)
The part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus.

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... attached to the pleura costalis, and a very considerable effusion of straw-coloured fluid was found in both cavities of the chest. A few irregularly situated dark glandular bodies were observed on the surface of the costal pleura at each side of the sternum, and on the mediastinum. The lungs were removed with difficulty on account of the strongly adhesive bands attaching them to the ribs, and in handling them they conveyed the impression of partial solidity:—several projecting, irregular ...
— An Investigation into the Nature of Black Phthisis • Archibald Makellar

Words linked to "Mediastinum" :   chest cavity, bodily cavity, cavity, thoracic cavity, cavum

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