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Medical Term:

subcostal plane


Definition: a transverse plane passing through the inferior limits of the costal margin, the tenth costal cartilages; it marks the boundary between the hypochondriac and epigastric regions superiorly and the lateral and umbilical regions inferiorly.

Synonym(s): planum subcostaleTA, infracostal line

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