fibroelastic membrane of larynx
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fi·bro·e·las·tic mem·brane of lar·ynx[TA]
a layer of fibrous and elastic fibers, taking the place of the submucosa in the larynx. It is divided by the laryngeal ventricle into two parts: the quadrangular membrane superiorly and the conus elasticus inferiorly.
Synonym(s): membrana fibroelastica laryngis [TA]
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fibroelastic membrane of larynxA layer of fibroelastic tissue that lies under the laryngeal mucosa, which is interrupted on each lateral face by a gap between the vocal and vestibular ligaments. It is divided into an upper quadrangular membrane, a middle portion that lies opposite the laryngeal ventricle, and the lowermost region, the conus elastica.
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