area of cardiac dullness

noun
a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
Hypernyms: ↑area, ↑region
Part Holonyms: ↑thorax, ↑chest, ↑pectus

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