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apicoposterior (bronchopulmonary) segment [SI + SII]


Definition: of the four bronchopulmonary segments typically comprising the superior lobe of the left lung, the most superior and posterior, supplied by the left apicoposterior segmental bronchus [B I + II]; they correspond approximately in position to the separate apical and posterior bronchopulmonary segments of the superior lobe of the right lung.

Synonym(s): segmentum (bronchopulmonale) apicoposterius [SI + II]TA

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