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the fibrous coat of the pharyngeal wall situated between the mucous and muscular coats; it is attached above to the basilar part of the occipital bone, and the petrous part of the temporal bone. This layer and the mucosa that lines it forms the wall of the nonmuscular pharynx (pharyngeal vault) above the superior pharyngesl constrictor muscle.
a thick layer of fascia that lines the inner surface of the pharyngeal wall and, with the buccopharyngeal fascia, reinforces the pharyngeal wall where muscle is deficient, particularly above the level of the superior constrictor where the pharyngeal wall is formed almost entirely of fascia.
The fascia lying between the mucosal and muscular layers of the pharyngeal wall. Synonym: pharyngeal aponeurosis
See also: fascia