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mediastinum

mediastinum (mee-di-ă-sty-nŭm) n. the space in the thorax between the two pleural sacs. The mediastinum contains the heart, aorta, trachea, oesophagus, and thymus gland.

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mediastinum
1. A membrane in the midline of the thorax of mammals that separates the lungs.

2. The space between the two lungs, which is occupied by the heart and oesophagus.

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mediastinum

mediastinum (anat.) membranous septum between cavities. XVI. modL., sb. n. of medL. mediastīnus medial, f. medius MID.

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