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# diverticulum

Sunday 5 June 2022

MeSH:D004240

Definition : a diverticulum is an outpouching of a hollow structure (or a fluid-filled structure ) in the body.

Depending upon which layers of the structure are involved, diverticula are described as being either true diverticulum or false diverticulum .

In medicine, the term usually implies the structure is not normally present, but in embryology, the term is used for some normal structures arising from others, as for instance the thyroid diverticulum, which arises from the tongue.

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