piriform recess

noun

Medical Definition of piriform recess

: a small cavity or pocket between the lateral walls of the pharynx on each side and the upper part of the larynx

called also piriform fossa, piriform sinus

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“Piriform recess.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/piriform%20recess. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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