Tonsillar fossa

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Tonsillar fossa
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The mouth cavity. (Tonsillar fossa, which is a part of the oropharynx, visible but not labeled.)
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Identifiers
Latinfossa tonsillaris
TAA05.2.01.009
FMA55041
Anatomical terminology

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.[1] In this space lie the palatine tonsils .

In many cases, however, this sinus is obliterated by its walls becoming adherent to the palatine tonsils.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "tonsillar fossa". TheFreeDictionary.com. Retrieved 2016-11-05.

This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1138 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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