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1. Synonym(s): foramen cecum of tongue
2. congenital defect in the fusion of sternal and costal elements of the diaphragmatic anlage that is the site of a retrosternal hernia.
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foramen of Morgagni(1) A communication in the diaphragm located immediately behind the sternum, which may be a conduit for the superior epigastric arteries, accompanying veins and lymphatics. It is the site of Morgagni’s hernia.
(2) Foramen caecum of tongue (see there); foramen caecum linguae [NA6].
(3) Foramen singulare [NA6], see there.
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Morgagni,Giovanni Battista, Italian anatomist and pathologist, 1682-1771.
frenulum of Morgagni - a fold running from the junction of the two commissures of the ileocecal valve on either side along the inner wall of the cecocolic junction. Synonym(s): frenulum of ileocecal valve; Morgagni frenum; Morgagni retinaculum
Morgagni appendix - an inconstant narrow lobe of the thyroid gland. Synonym(s): pyramidal lobe of thyroid gland
Morgagni cartilage - a small nonarticulating rod of elastic cartilage in the aryepiglottic fold anterolateral and somewhat superior to the corniculate cartilage. Synonym(s): cuneiform cartilage; Morgagni tubercle
Morgagni caruncle - middle lobe of prostate.
Morgagni cataract - a hypermature cataract in which the nucleus gravitates within the capsule. Synonym(s): sedimentary cataract
Morgagni columns - a number of vertical ridges in the mucous membrane of the upper half of the anal canal. Synonym(s): anal columns
Morgagni concha - the upper thin, spongy, bony plate projecting from the lateral wall of the nasal cavity, separating the superior meatus from the sphenoethmoidal recess. Synonym(s): superior nasal concha
Morgagni crypts - the grooves between the anal columns. Synonym(s): anal sinuses
Morgagni disease - Synonym(s): Adams-Stokes syndrome
Morgagni foramen - congenital defect in the fusion of sternal and costal elements of the diaphragmatic anlage that is the site of a parasternal hernia. Synonym(s): foramen cecum of tongue
Morgagni fossa - the terminal dilated portion of the urethra in the glans penis. Synonym(s): Morgagni fovea; navicular fossa of the urethra
Morgagni fovea - Synonym(s): Morgagni fossa
Morgagni frenum - Synonym(s): frenulum of Morgagni
Morgagni globules - vesicles beneath the capsule and between lens fibers in an early cataract. Synonym(s): Morgagni spheres
Morgagni humor - Synonym(s): Morgagni liquor
Morgagni hydatid - a vestigial remnant of the embryonic mesonephric duct. Synonym(s): vesicular appendices of uterine tube
Morgagni lacuna - one of a number of little recesses in the mucous membrane of the spongy urethra into which empty the ducts of the urethral glands. Synonym(s): urethral lacuna
Morgagni liquor - a fluid found postmortem between the epithelium and the fibers of the lens, resulting from the liquefaction of a semifluid material existing there during life. Synonym(s): Morgagni humor
Morgagni nodule - a nodule at the center of the free border of each semilunar valve at the beginning of the pulmonary artery and aorta. Synonym(s): nodule of semilunar valve
Morgagni prolapse - chronic inflammation of laryngeal ventricle.
Morgagni retinaculum - Synonym(s): frenulum of Morgagni
Morgagni sinus - Synonym(s): anal sinuses; laryngeal ventricle; prostatic utricle
Morgagni spheres - Synonym(s): Morgagni globules
Morgagni syndrome - hyperostosis frontalis interna in elderly women, with obesity and neuropsychiatric disorders. Synonym(s): metabolic craniopathy; Stewart-Morel syndrome
Morgagni tubercle - Synonym(s): Morgagni cartilage
Morgagni valves - delicate crescent-shaped mucosal folds that pass between the lower ends of neighboring anal columns. Synonym(s): anal valves
Morgagni ventricle - the recess in each lateral wall of the larynx between the vestibular and vocal folds and into which the laryngeal sacculus opens. Synonym(s): laryngeal ventricle
Morgagni-Adams-Stokes syndrome - Synonym(s): Adams-Stokes syndrome
morgagnian cyst - a vestigial remnant of the embryonic mesonephric duct. Synonym(s): vesicular appendices of uterine tube
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