respiratory diverticulum


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respiratory diverticulum

the endodermal diverticulum from the floor of the caudal end of the primordial pharynx; it gives rise to the epithelium and glands of the bronchial tree. After this diverticulum separates from the foregut, it is referred to as a tube.

res·pi·ra·to·ry di·ver·tic·u·lum

(res'pir-ă-tōr-ē dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lŭm)
Primordial pharynx that gives rise to the epithelial lining of the respiratory tract on glands of the bronchial tree.
Synonym(s): lung bud, tracheobronchial diverticulum.
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