pharyngeal muscles


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pharyngeal muscles

[TA]
muscular layer of the pharyngeal wall. In contrast with the muscular coats of the rest of the gastrointestinal tract (except the anal canal), that of the pharynx has an outer circular layer and an inner longitudinal layer.

pha·ryn·ge·al mus·cles

(făr-injē-ăl mŭsĕlz) [TA]
Muscular layer of pharyngeal wall; has outer circular and inner longitudinal layers.
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