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Medical Term:

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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