midclavicular line

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mid·cla·vic·u·lar line (MCL),

[TA]
a vertical line passing through the midpoint of the clavicle.
Synonym(s): linea medioclavicularis [TA]
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mid·cla·vic·u·lar line

(mid'klă-vik'yū-lăr līn) [TA]
An imaginary vertical division on the anterior surface of the body, passing through the midpoint of the clavicle.
Synonym(s): midclavicular plane [TA] .
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midclavicular line

An imaginary median line used to describe locations on the trunk. At its top, it passes through the midpoint of the clavicle, and on a male, it runs just medial to the nipple. It crosses the costal margin near the end of the 9th costal cartilage and it extends to the thigh, passing through the fold of the groin halfway between the anterior superior iliac spine and the symphysis pubis. At one point, the milk line (mammary line) intersects the midclavicular line.
See also: line
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