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Medical Term:

vestibular fold

Definition

one of the pair of folds of mucous membrane overlying the vestibular ligaments that stretch across the laryngeal cavity from the angle of the thyroid cartilage to the arytenoid cartilage; the right and left pair enclose a space called the rima vestibuli or false glottis, and form the superior boundary of the laryngeal ventricle.

Synonym(s): plica vestibularisTA, false vocal cord, plica ventricularis, ventricular band of larynx, ventricular fold

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