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traction diverticulum

n.

A diverticulum formed by the pulling force of contracting bands of adhesion and occurring mainly in the esophagus.

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Nearby words

tractile, tractility, traction, traction alopecia, traction control, traction diverticulum, traction engine, traction epiphysis, traction load, tractive, tractive effort
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