Definition of pyriform in English:
adjectiveAnatomy & Biology
Pear-shaped: the pyriform fossa
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- The bolus passes from the vallecula into the piriform sinuses, before entering the esophagus.
- In normal persons, small amounts of food are commonly retained in the valleculae or pyriform sinus after swallowing.
- A pocket was dissected over the piriform aperture.
Mid 18th century: from modern Latin pyriformis, from pyrum (misspelling of pirum 'pear') + -iform.
Definition of pyriform in:
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