|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 palatopharyngeal muscle, 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". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2013-04-22.