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Medical Term:

anal sinuses


  1. the grooves between the anal columns;
  2. pockets or crypts in the columnar zone of the anal canal between the anocutaneous line and the anorectal line; the sinuses give the mucosa a scalloped appearance.

Synonym(s): Morgagni sinus1

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