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nutcracker

Pronunciation: nuht-krak'er

Definition: A term applied to the anatomic constriction to the left renal vein or to the uncinate process of the pancreas as they pass between the aorta and the root of the superior mesenteric artery.

See: nutcracker syndrome

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