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Medical Term:

tracheoesophageal fold

 

Definition: longitudinal folds in the respiratory diverticulum that fuse to form the tracheoesophageal septum, which separates the esophagus from the laryngotracheal tube.

Synonym(s): tracheoesophageal crest, tracheoesophageal ridge

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