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.

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