from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pharyngeal muscle.
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The anterior pillar, 5, is formed by the submucous palato-glossus muscle; the posterior pillar, 6, is formed by the palato-pharyngeus muscle.
Between the pre - and postsphenoid there are occasionally seen the remains of a canal, the canalis cranio-pharyngeus, through which, in early fetal life, the hypophyseal diverticulum of the buccal ectoderm is transmitted.
The Pharyngeal Branch (ramus pharyngeus), the principal motor nerve of the pharynx, arises from the upper part of the ganglion nodosum, and consists principally of filaments from the cranial portion of the accessory nerve.
Anatomically, there is such a weak spot in the posterior wall opposite the cricoid cartilage, known as the _pharyngeal dimple_, between the circular and oblique fibres of the crico-pharyngeus muscle.
-- Muscles of the Right Side of the Tongue of Man. 1, stylo-glossus; 2, stylo-hyoid: 3, stylo-pharyngeus; 4, hyo-glossus; 5, genio-hyoid; 6, genio-glossus; 7, lingualis. between different ages and conditions of one and the same species.
For this, Sir William Fergusson long ago proposed the division of the palatal muscles, the levator, tensor, and palato-pharyngeus muscle of each side.
-- Superior laryngeal nerve, styloglossus muscle, styto-pharyngeus and glosso-pharengeal nerves, and paroted gland.
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