tracheoesophageal fold

tracheoesophageal fold

longitudinal folds in the respiratory diverticulum that fuse to form the tracheoesophageal septum, which separates the esophagus from the laryngotracheal tube.

tra·che·o·e·so·pha·ge·al fold

(trākē-ō-ĕ-sofă-jēăl fōld)
Longitudinal folds in respiratory diverticulum that fuse to form tracheoesophageal septum.
Synonym(s): tracheoesophageal ridge.