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tracheal bifurcation

 

Definition: the division of the trachea into the right and left main bronchi; it occurs at the level of the fifth or sixth thoracic vertebral body and is marked internally by the presence of a carina or keellike ridge between the diverging bronchi.

Synonym(s): bifurcatio tracheaeTA, bifurcation of trachea

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