Tonsillar fossa

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Tonsillar fossa
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The mouth cavity. (Tonsillar fossa, which is a part of the mesopharynx, visible but not labeled.)
Details
Latin fossa tonsillaris
Identifiers
Gray's p.1138
Dorlands
/Elsevier
f_14/12376803
TA A05.2.01.009
FMA FMA:55041
Anatomical terminology

Between the plica triangularis and the surface of the palatine tonsils is a space known as the tonsillar fossa (or tonsillar sinus); in many cases, however, this sinus is obliterated by its walls becoming adherent.

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