palatoglossal arch

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pal·a·to·glos·sal arch

[TA]
one of a pair of ridges or folds of mucous membrane passing from the soft palate to the side of the tongue; it encloses the palatoglossus muscle and forms the anterior margin of the tonsillar fossa. Also demarcates the oral cavity from the isthmus of fauces.

pal·a·to·glos·sal arch

(pal'ă-tō-glos'ăl ahrch) [TA]
One of a pair of ridges or folds of mucous membrane passing from the soft palate to the side of the tongue; it encloses the palatoglossus muscle and forms the anterior margin of the tonsillar fossa. Also demarcates the oral cavity from the isthmus of fauces.

pal·a·to·glos·sal arch

(pal'ă-tō-glos'ăl ahrch) [TA]
One of a pair of ridges of mucous membrane passing from soft palate to side oftongue; encloses palatoglossus muscle andforms anterior margin of tonsillar fossa.
Synonym(s): anterior palatine arch, anterior pillar of fauces.
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Oral cancer is a neoplasm which involves oral cavity that is the first portion of the alimentary tract that receives food, which begins at the lips and ends at the anterior pillar of fauces.2 The orophyrangeal cancer is more common in developing countries as compared to developed world.3,4 The prevalence of oral cancer is particularly high among men, the eighth most common cancer worldwide.3,4 Incidence rates for oral cancer vary in men from 1 to 10 cases per 100 000 population in many countries.3,4 In south-central Asia, cancer of the oral cavity ranks among the three most common types of cancer.3,4

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