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Medical Term:

Hampton hump

Pronunciation: hamp'ton

Definition: a juxtapleural pulmonary soft tissue density on a chest radiograph, convex toward the hilum, usually at the costophrenic angle; described as a manifestation of pulmonary infarction, due to pulmonary embolism.

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