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central tendon of diaphragm

 

Definition: a three-lobed fibrous sheet comprising the center of the diaphragm; superiorly it is fused with the fibrous pericardium that provides attachment (insertion) for the moving end of the muscle fibers.

Synonym(s): centrum tendineum diaphragmatisTA, trefoil tendon

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