Definitions for mediastinal

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

me•di•as•ti•numˌmi di æˈstaɪ nəm; -nə(n.)(pl.)-na

  1. a median septum or partition between two parts of an organ or paired cavities of the body.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the area in the chest that lies between the lungs, is bounded by the sternum, the spinal column, and the diaphragm, and contains the heart, esophagus, trachea, and other thoracic structures.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of mediastinum:

1535–45; < NL < ML mediastīnus middle class, der. of L mediusmid1



  1. mediastinal(Adjective)

    Having to do with the mediastinum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mediastinal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a mediastinum


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