Palatopharyngeal arch

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Palatopharyngeal arch
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The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Pharyngopalatine arch labeled at upper right.)
Latin arcus palatopharyngeus, arcus pharyngopalatinus
Gray's subject #243 1137
Dorlands/Elsevier a_58/12150638

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


The palatopharyngeal arch (pharyngopalatine arch, posterior pillar of fauces) is larger and projects farther toward the middle line than the anterior; it runs downward, lateralward, and backward to the side of the pharynx, and is formed by the projection of the Pharyngopalatinus, covered by mucous membrane.

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