palatoglossal arch

pal·a·to·glos·sal arch .pal-ət-ō-.gläs-əl-, -.glȯs- n the more anterior of the two ridges of soft tissue at the back of the mouth on each side that curves downward from the uvula to the side of the base of the tongue forming a recess for the palatine tonsil as it diverges from the palatopharyngeal arch and that is composed of part of the palatoglossus with its covering of mucous membrane called also anterior pillar of the fauces, glossopalatine arch

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arcus palatoglossus.

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  • Palatoglossal arch — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = arcus palatoglossus, arcus glossopalatinus GraySubject = 243 GrayPage = 1137 Caption = The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Glossopalatine arch labeled at …   Wikipedia

  • arch — Any structure resembling a bent bow or an a.; an arc. In anatomy, any vaulted or archlike structure. See arcus. SYN: arcus [TA]. [thru O. Fr. fr. L. arcus, bow] abdominothoracic a. a bell shaped line defined by the lower end of the sternum and… …   Medical dictionary

  • palatopharyngeal arch — pal·a·to·pha·ryn·geal arch .far ən jē əl ; fə rin j(ē )əl n the more posterior of the two ridges of soft tissue at the back of the mouth on each side that curves downward from the uvula to the side of the pharynx forming a recess for the palatine …   Medical dictionary

  • glossopalatine arch — glos·so·pal·a·tine arch .gläs ō pal ə .tīn , .glȯs n PALATOGLOSSAL ARCH * * * arcus palatoglossus …   Medical dictionary

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  • Isthmus of the fauces — A view of the isthmus of the fauces through the mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Isthmus faucium labeled at center right.) …   Wikipedia

  • fold — 1. A ridge or margin apparently formed by the doubling back of a lamina. SYN: plica. 2. In the embryo, a transient elevation or reduplication of tissue in the form of a lamina …   Medical dictionary

  • pillar — A structure or part having a resemblance to a column or p.. [L. pila] anterior p. of fauces palatoglossal arch. anterior p. of fornix SYN: column of fornix. Corti pillars SYN: p. cells, under c …   Medical dictionary

  • arcus palatoglossus — [TA] palatoglossal arch: the anterior of the two folds of mucous membrane on either side of the oropharynx, connected with the soft palate and enclosing the palatoglossal muscle; called also glossopalatine arch, anterior palatine arch, and… …   Medical dictionary

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