• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mediastine (Anat) A partition; a septum; specifically, the folds of the pleura (and the space included between them) which divide the thorax into a right and left cavity. The space included between these folds of the pleura, called the mediastinal space, contains the heart and gives passage to the esophagus and great blood vessels.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mediastine Same as mediastinum.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. mediastinum, fr. L. medius, middle; cf. mediastinus, helper, a menial servant, LL. mediastinus, equiv. to medius,: cf F. m├ędiastin,


In literature:

The mediastine, like an earthen The rete mirabile, like a gutter.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The mediastine, like an earthen The rete mirabile, like a gutter.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
This patient died from mediastinal emphysema.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Area mediastinal, scapularis and ulnaris: the areas in front of the mediastinal, the scapular, and the ulnar veins in Orthoptera.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
U. Mediastinal pleura of right side.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Observe the condition of the anterior mediastinal glands, the thymus and the lungs.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The autopsy revealed generalized tuberculosis, involving the lungs, mediastinal glands, spleen, liver, and kidneys.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The laryngoscope may also reveal the presence of an aortic aneurism or a mediastinal tumour.
"Garcia the Centenarian And His Times" by M. Sterling Mackinlay
Thus, the bronchial, the mediastinal, the mesenteric, the lumbar, etc.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

During a routine physical examination a 43-year-old man is found to have an anterior mediastinal mass on chest radiographic studies.
Abstract We report an unusual case in which a patient presented with a large posterior mediastinal goiter that extended to the level of the aorta.