from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of mediastinum.

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  • noun Plural form of mediastinum.


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  • It begins in the neck at the lower border of the cricoid cartilage, opposite the sixth cervical vertebra, descends along the front of the vertebral column, through the superior and posterior mediastina, passes through the diaphragm, and, entering the abdomen, ends at the cardiac orifice of the stomach, opposite the eleventh thoracic vertebra.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2d. The Esophagus 1918


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