tracheal bifurcation

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tracheal bifurcation

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the division of the trachea into the right and left main bronchi; it occurs at the level of the fifth or sixth thoracic vertebral body and is marked internally by the presence of a carina or keellike ridge between the diverging bronchi.
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The tracheal gross structure in this study was observed to be extended from the cricoid cartilage of the larynx to the tracheal bifurcation (bifurcatio tracheae), where it was divided into the right and left bronchi.