Pharyngeal tubercle

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Bone: Pharyngeal tubercle
Occipital bone. Outer surface. (Pharyngeal tubercle not labeled but visible at bottom, at center of box, labeled as attachment point of constrictor pharyngis superior.)
Base of skull. Inferior surface. (Pharyngeal tubercle labeled at right, eighth from the bottom.)
Latin tuberculum pharyngeum
Gray's subject #31 132
/ Elsevier

On the lower surface of the basilar part of occipital bone, about 1 cm. in front of the foramen magnum, is the pharyngeal tubercle which gives attachment to the fibrous raphé of the pharynx, also known as the pharyngeal raphe.

This is the point of attachment for the superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle.

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