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Medical Term:

pleuropericardial fold


Definition: a tissue fold jutting into the right or left embryonic pericardioperitoneal canal; it separates the developing pericardium from the pleural cavity and is formed by the growth of the common cardinal veins to the midline of the body.

Synonym(s): pericardiopleural membrane, pleuropericardial membrane

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