stylopharyngeus muscle

(redirected from musculus stylopharyngeus)

sty·lo·pha·ryn·ge·us mus·cle

(stī'lō-făr-in'jē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Origin, root of styloid process; insertion, thyroid cartilage and wall of pharynx (becomes part of the longitudinal coat); action, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, glossopharyngeal.
Synonym(s): musculus stylopharyngeus [TA] , stylopharyngeal muscle.
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