- a median septum or partition between two parts of an organ, or paired cavities of the body.
- the partition separating the right and left thoracic cavities, formed of the two inner pleural walls, and, in humans, comprising all the viscera of the thorax except the lungs.
Origin of mediastinum
Examples from the Web for mediastinal
Contemporary Examples of mediastinal
There was a mediastinal wound in connection with the bullet hole in the throat.Jimmy Breslin on JFK’s Assassination: Two Classic Columns
November 22, 2013
Historical Examples of mediastinal
Area mediastinal, scapularis and ulnaris: the areas in front of the mediastinal, the scapular, and the ulnar veins in Orthoptera.
The laryngoscope may also reveal the presence of an aortic aneurism or a mediastinal tumour.Garcia the Centenarian And His Times
M. Sterling Mackinlay
Mediastinal: relating to the longitudinal median line or area.
- a membrane between two parts of an organ or cavity such as the pleural tissue between the two lungs
- the part of the thoracic cavity that lies between the lungs, containing the heart, trachea, etc
Word Origin for mediastinum
- A septum between two parts of an organ or a cavity.
- The region in mammals between the pleural sacs, containing the heart and all of the thoracic viscera except the lungs.interpleural space mediastinal space