carina of trachea

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ca·ri·na of tra·che·a

the ridge separating the openings of the right and left main bronchi at their junction with the trachea.
Synonym(s): carina tracheae [TA], tracheal carina
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We first attempted to retrieve the cocklebur fruit in the right main bronchus because of its location near to bifurcation of the trachea and relative accessibility.
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