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Medical Term:

laryngeal saccule


Definition: a small diverticulum provided with mucous glands extending upward from the ventricle of the larynx between the vestibular fold and the lamina of the thyroid cartilage; it is a vestigial structure, being a much larger structure interdigitating with the neck musculature in some of the great apes, where it serves as a resonating chamber.

Synonym(s): sacculus laryngisTA, appendix ventriculi laryngis, Hilton sac, laryngeal pouch, saccule of larynx

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