noun, plural me·di·as·ti·na [mee-dee-a-stahy-nuh] /ˌmi di æˈstaɪ nə/. Anatomy.
Words nearby mediastinum
Origin of mediastinum
OTHER WORDS FROM mediastinumme·di·as·ti·nal, adjective
Examples from the Web for mediastinum
The subcutaneous tissue, pericardium, mediastinum, and mesenterium contained considerable amounts of fat.Plague|Thomas Wright Jackson
This is a point of great practical importance in determining the extension of inflammation into the mediastinum.
It has been known to descend along the planes of connective tissue into the mediastinum or into the lungs.