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Medical Term:

vestibule of larynx


the upper part of the laryngeal cavity from the superior aperture to the vestibular folds or rima vestibuli, bounded anteriorly by the epiglottis, laterally by the mucosa overlying the quadrangular membranes and posteriorly by the mucosa overlying the arytenoid cartilages and arytenoideus muscle.

Synonym(s): vestibulum laryngisTA, atrium glottidis, superior laryngeal cavity

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