noun (plural diverticula /-lə/)Anatomy & Zoology
1.1 Medicine An abnormal sac or pouch formed at a weak point in the wall of the alimentary tract.
- A urethral diverticula is usually identified as a distal bulge under the urethra.
- Saccular diverticula of the laryngeal ventricle are often reported.
- Bacterial colonization of the airways leads to further inflammation and the formation of diverticula in the bronchial tree.
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