Definition: smallest surgically resectable subdivision of the lobes of the lungs, supplied exclusively by a tertiary (segmental) bronchus and the corresponding tertiary branch of the pulmonary artery (segmental pulmonary artery); typically, the right lung has ten bronchopulmonary segments, and the left has eight or nine due to a merging of the apical and posterior segments of the upper lobe and of the anterior and medial basal segments of the lower lobe.
Synonym(s): segmentum bronchopulmonaleTA
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