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costophrenic angle

 

Definition: the angle between the costal and diaphragmatic parietal pleura as they meet at the costodiaphragmatic line of pleura reflection. Used as a synonym in radiology to identify the costodiaphragmatic recess.

See Also: costodiaphragmatic recess

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