tracheoesophageal folds

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tracheoesophageal folds

longitudinal folds in the embryonic respiratory diverticulum that fuse to form the tracheoesophageal septum.

tra·che·o·e·soph·a·ge·al folds

(trā'kē-ō-ē-sof-ā'jē-ăl fōldz)
A pair of longitudinal folds in the laryngotracheal diverticulum that unite to form a tracheoesophageal septum, which divides the diverticulum into the esophagus and the laryngotracheal tube.
Synonym(s): transesophageal folds, transesophageal ridges.