glossopalatine arch


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Related to glossopalatine arch: anterior pillar of fauces

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.
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glossopalatine arch

The anterior pillar of the fauces; one of two folds of mucous membrane extending from the soft palate to the sides of the tongue.
See also: arch
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