plica ventricularis -->
vestibular fold
medical dictionary

One of the pair of folds of mucous membrane stretching across the laryngeal cavity from the angle of the thyroid cartilage to the arytenoid cartilage; they enclose a space called the rima vestibuli or false glottis.

Synonyms: plica vestibularis, false vocal cord, plica ventricularis, ventricular band of larynx, ventricular fold.

(05 Mar 2000)