tonsillar crypt


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ton·sil·lar crypt

[TA]
one of a variable number of deep recesses that extend into the lingual, palatine, pharyngeal, and tubal tonsils from the free surface where they open at the tonsillar fossa.
Synonym(s): crypta tonsillaris [TA]

tonsillar crypt

Etymology: L, tonsilla + Gk, kryptos, hidden
a small slitlike invagination on the surface of a palatine or pharyngeal tonsil.

ton·sil·lar crypt

(ton'si-lăr kript) [TA]
One of the variable number of deep recesses that extend into the palatine and pharyngeal tonsils from the free surface where they open at the tonsillar fossa.

ton·sil·lar crypt

(ton'si-lăr kript) [TA]
One of a variable number of deep recesses that extend into lingual, palatine, pharyngeal, and tubal tonsils from the free surface.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tonsilloliths are white or yellowish calcified structures of bacteria and organic debris that commonly develop in enlarged tonsillar crypts.
A IT is common to get a build up of a plaque-like substance in the tonsillar crypts.
The surface epithelium and the lining of the tonsillar crypts of the tonsil develop from endoderm of the second pharyngeal pouch.