costophrenic angle

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costophrenic angle

the angle between the costal and diaphragmatic parietal pleura as they meet at the costodiaphragmatic line of pleura reflection. Used as a synonym in radiology to identify the costodiaphragmatic recess.
See also: costodiaphragmatic recess.

cos·to·phren·ic an·gle

(kos'tō-fren'ik ang'gĕl)
The angle between the costal and diaphragmatic parietal pleura as they meet at the costodiaphragmatic line of pleura reflection. Used as a synonym in radiology to identify the costodiaphragmatic recess.
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