salpingopharyngeus (muscle)

sal·pin·go·pha·ryn·ge·us (mus·cle)

[TA]
origin, medial lamina of cartilaginous part of auditory tube; insertion, longitudinal muscular layer of pharynx in association with musculus palatopharyngeus; action, assists in elevating pharynx and, according to some, assists in opening the auditory tube during swallowing; nerve supply, pharyngeal plexus.