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|
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.
- lesson10 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- Anatomy figure: 34:01-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Anatomy diagram: 05287.011-1 at Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator, Elsevier
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