The mouth cavity. (Tonsillar fossa, which is a part of the oropharynx, visible but not labeled.)
The tonsillar fossa (or tonsillar sinus) is a space delineated by the triangular fold (plica triangularis) of the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches within the lateral wall of the oral cavity. In this space lie the palatine tonsils .
In many cases, however, this sinus is obliterated by its walls becoming adherent to the palatine tonsils.
- "tonsillar fossa". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
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