|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|
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.
- Norman/Georgetown lesson10
- SUNY Figs 34:01-04
- Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, at Elsevier 05287.011-1
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