endothoracic fascia

[ ĕn′dō-thə-răsĭk ]


The extrapleural fascia that lines the wall of the chest, extending over the cupola of the pleura as the suprapleural membrane and forming a thin layer between the diaphragm and the pleura.

Nearby words

  1. endothelioma,
  2. endotheliosis,
  3. endothelium,
  4. endotherm,
  5. endothermic,
  6. endothrix,
  7. endotoxemia,
  8. endotoxicosis,
  9. endotoxin,
  10. endotracheal

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