tonsillar fossa

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ton·sil·lar fos·sa

[TA]
the depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

tonsillar fossa

ton·sil·lar fos·sa

(ton'si-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
The depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

ton·sil·lar fos·sa

(ton'si-lăr fos'ă) [TA]
Depression between palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by palatine tonsil.
Synonym(s): amygdaloid fossa, tonsillar sinus.

tonsillar

pertaining to or emanating from tonsil (1).

tonsillar fossa
the recess that houses a tonsil such as that which partly conceals the palatine tonsils of the dog.
tonsillar inflammation
tonsillar sinus
the single opening of a compound follicle of a tonsil, as occurs in the palatine tonsil of cattle.