transpyloric plane

[ trăns′pī-lôrĭk, -pĭ- ]

n.

An Addison's clinical plane passing horizontally midway between the upper margins of the sternum and the pubic symphysis, corresponding to the disk between the first and second lumbar vertebrae.

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