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Bifurcation of trachea

Bifurcation of trachea

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 keel-like ridge between the diverging bronchi.

Synonym: bifurcatio tracheae.


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