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pouch

 [powch]
a bag or pocket; see also cavity, recess, and sac.
abdominovesical pouch the pouchlike reflection of the peritoneum from the abdominal wall to the anterior surface of the bladder.
craniobuccal pouch (craniopharyngeal pouch) Rathke's pouch.
Douglas' pouch Douglas' cul-de-sac.
Indiana pouch a bladder surgically created using a segment of isolated, detubularized colon that may or may not be patched with small bowel. The ureters are implanted into the pouch in a non-refluxing manner. A continence stoma to the abdomen is created by intussusception of a small segment of bowel.
Kock pouch see kock pouch.
Prussak's pouch a recess in the tympanic membrane between the flaccid part of the membrane and the neck of the malleus.
Rathke's pouch a diverticulum from the embryonic buccal cavity from which the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland is developed. Called also craniobuccal or craniopharyngeal pouch.
rectouterine pouch Douglas' cul-de-sac.
Seessel's pouch an outpouching of the embryonic pharynx rostrad to the pharyngeal membrane and caudal to Rathke's pouch.

pouch

(powch),
A pocket or cul-de-sac.
See also: fossa, recess, sac.

pouch

(pouch)
n.
1. Zoology A saclike structure, such as the cheek pockets of the gopher or the external abdominal pocket in which marsupials carry their young.
2. Anatomy A pocketlike space in the body: the pharyngeal pouch.
v.intr.
To assume the form of a pouch or pouchlike cavity.

pouch′y adj.

pouch

Vox populi A bag or sac of tissue. See Hartmann pouch, Indiana pouch, J pouch, Koch pouch, Mainz pouch, Marsupial pouch, Pharyngeal pouch, S pouch.

pouch

(powch)
A pocket or cul-de-sac.

pouch

(powch)
Pocket or cul-de-sac.