Palatoglossal arch

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Palatoglossal arch
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The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Glossopalatine arch labeled at upper right.)
Latin arcus palatoglossus, arcus glossopalatinus
Gray's subject #243 1137
Dorlands/Elsevier a_58/12150628

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]


The palatoglossal arch (glossopalatine arch, anterior pillar of fauces) on either side runs downward, lateralward, and forward to the side of the base of the tongue, and is formed by the projection of the Glossopalatinus with its covering mucous membrane.

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