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MEDIASTINUM (mediastina)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mediastinum mean? 

MEDIASTINUM (noun)
  The noun MEDIASTINUM has 1 sense:

1. the part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus

  Familiarity information: MEDIASTINUM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDIASTINUM (noun)


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Meaning:

The part of the thoracic cavity between the lungs that contains the heart and aorta and esophagus and trachea and thymus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("mediastinum" is a kind of...):

bodily cavity; cavity; cavum ((anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body)

Holonyms ("mediastinum" is a part of...):

chest cavity; thoracic cavity (the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart)


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