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Pronunciation: mez'o-nu-mo'ne-um

Definition: The reflection of pleura surrounding the root of the lung (including the pulmonary ligament inferiorly) as parietal pleura becomes continuous with the visceral pleura of the lung.

Synonym(s): mesentery of lung, pleural isthmus

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