Meaning of Morgagni in English:


Pronunciation /mɔːˈɡanji/


Anatomy Pathology
  • 1 rare "ventricle of Morgagni" noun the ventricle of the larynx, a recess in each of its lateral walls located between the vocal and vestibular folds (the true and false vocal cords).

  • 2"hydatid of Morgagni" noun any of various small, nodular, often cystic structures attached to the testis, epididymis, or Fallopian tube, usually representing vestigial remnants of the Müllerian duct; especially the appendix testis (a small body attached to the upper pole of the testis) and any of the vesicular appendices of the Fallopian tube (pedunculated bodies attached to its fimbrial end).

  • 3"columns of Morgagni" noun longitudinal folds in the mucous membrane of the distal rectum.

  • 4"foramen of Morgagni" noun a defect in the diaphragm located between its sternal and costal attachments (on either side).


Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist, who was the first to describe a number of anatomical features and pathological conditions, chiefly in Adversaria Anatomica Omnia and De Sedibus et Causis Morborum.