pericardiopleural membrane -->
pleuropericardial fold
medical dictionary

A tissue fold jutting into the right or left embryonic pericardioperitoneal canal; it separates the developing pericardium from the pleural cavity and is formed by the growth of the common cardinal veins to the midline of the body.

Synonyms: pericardiopleural membrane, pleuropericardial membrane.

(05 Mar 2000)