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recess

 [re´ses, re-ses´]
a small, empty space or cavity.
epitympanic recess a small upper space of the middle ear, containing the head of the malleus and the body of the incus. Called also attic and epitympanum.

re·cess

(rē'ses), [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA]
[L. recessus]

recess

/re·cess/ (re´ses) a small empty space, hollow, or cavity.
epitympanic recess  attic or epitympanum; the upper part of the tympanic cavity, above the level of the tympanic membrane, containing part of the incus and malleus.
infundibuliform recess  pharyngeal r.
laryngopharyngeal recess  piriform r.
pharyngeal recess  a wide, slitlike lateral extension in the wall of the nasopharynx, cranial and dorsal to the pharyngeal orifice of the auditory tube.
piriform recess  a pear-shaped fossa in the wall of the laryngeal pharynx.
pleural recesses  the spaces where the different portions of the pleura join at an angle and which are never completely filled by lung tissue.
recess of Rosenmüller  pharyngeal r.
sphenoethmoidal recess  the most superior and posterior part of the nasal cavity, above the superior nasal concha, into which the sphenoidal sinus opens.
subpopliteal recess  a prolongation of the synovial tendon sheath of the popliteus muscle outside the knee joint into the popliteal space.
superior recess of tympanic membrane  Prussak's pouch.
utricular recess  utricle (2).

recess

[rē′ses, rises′]
Etymology: L, recedere, to retreat
a small hollow cavity, such as the epitympanic recess in the middle ear or the retrocecal recess extending as a small pocket behind the cecum.

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
Synonym(s): recessus [TA] .
[L. recessus]

re·cess

(rē'ses) [TA]
A small hollow or indentation.
[L. recessus]

recess

a small, empty space or cavity.

costodiaphragmatic recess
the largest of the pleural recesses, lying between the diaphragm and the thoracic wall into which the basal border of the lung encroaches during inspiration.
costomediastinal recess
a pleural recess between the mediastinum and costal wall into which the ventral border of the lung encroaches during inspiration.
hepatomesenteric recess
the part of the celomic cavity confined between the stomach and the right lobe of the liver, the vestibule of the omental bursa.
maxillary recess
a modified form of maxillary sinus in the dog. It communicates with the ventral nasal meatus.
mesenterico-enteric recess
a pouch of the omental bursa.
neurohypophyseal recess
the pouch of the third ventricle that protrudes into the stalk of the pituitary gland.
pharyngeal recess
dorsal and caudal to the orifice of the auditory tube in the pharynx of the ruminant.
pleural recess
one of the potential spaces within the thorax where two layers of parietal pleura lie in close apposition. The borders of the lung extend into the pleural recesses during inspiration; pleural effusions fill them.
pyriform recess
paired gutters which run beside the anterior projection of the larynx and below the epiglottis, into the pharynx.
supraomental recess
formed by the caudal suspensions of the omentum to the rumen and dorsal abdominal walls in the ruminant abdomen.
terminal recess of the kidney
tubular extensions of the renal pelvis of horses which receive collecting ducts.