Palatopharyngeal arch

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Palatopharyngeal arch
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The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Pharyngopalatine arch labeled at upper right.)
Latin arcus palatopharyngeus, arcus pharyngopalatinus
Gray's p.1137
Anatomical terminology

The palatopharyngeal arch (pharyngopalatine arch, posterior pillar of fauces) is larger and projects farther toward the middle line than the Palatoglossal arch; it runs downward, lateralward, and backward to the side of the pharynx, and is formed by the projection of the Pharyngopalatinus, covered by mucous membrane.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.