from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Protrusion of mucous membrane through the wall of the pharynx; hernia of the pharynx.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pouching of the wall of the pharynx near its junction with the esophagus.


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