supratonsillar fossa


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su·pra·ton·sil·lar fos·sa

[TA]
the interval between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches above the tonsil, most obvious after the tonsil has regressed in the adult.

supratonsillar fossa

A slit-like recess extending into the upper part of the palatine tonsil. This fossa is a remnant of the embryological second pharyngeal pouch. Synonym: intratonsillar cleft
See also: fossa

Tourtual,

Kaspar, Prussian anatomist, 1802-1865.
Tourtual membrane - the elastic fibra membrane that extends from the ventricular fold of the larynx upward to the aryepiglottic fold. Synonym(s): quadrangular membrane
Tourtual sinus - the interval between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches above the tonsil, most obvious after the tonsil has regressed in the adult. Synonym(s): supratonsillar fossa