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pulmonary groove


Definition: the deep vertical recess formed on either side of the thoracic cage by the posterior curvature of the ribs and containing the posterior portions of the lung.

Synonym(s): sulcus pulmonalisTA, paravertebral gutter, pulmonary sulcus

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