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a small diverticulum provided with mucous glands extending upward from the ventricle of the larynx between the vestibular fold and the lamina of the thyroid cartilage; it is a vestigial structure, being a much larger structure interdigitating with the neck musculature in some of the great apes, where it serves as a resonating chamber.
Synonym(s): sacculus laryngis [TA], appendix ventriculi laryngis, Hilton sac, laryngeal pouch, saccule of larynx
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A blind pouch of mucosa entering the ventral portion of the ventricle of the larynx.
See also: pouch
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