torus levatorius

(redirected from levator swelling)

to·rus lev·a·to·r'i·us

[TA]
the bulge in the lateral wall of the nasopharynx, below the opening of the auditory tube, produced by the levator veli palatini muscle.

torus levatorius

a broad fold or elevation in the nasopharynx that appears to emerge from just under the opening of the pharyngotympanic tube, continues medially onto the upper surface of the soft palate, and overlies the levator veli palatini muscle.