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  • n. A small fleshy fasciculus, narrower in the middle than at either end, arising from the anterior surface of the soft palate and passing into the tongue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small muscle in the anterior pillar of the palate, attached to the styloglossus. Also palatiglossus, glossopalatinus, glossostaphylinus, constrictor isthmi faucium.


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  • And those of the soft palate are the levator veli palatini, palatoglossus, palatopharyngeus, tensor veli palatini and musculus uvulae.

    Muscles Part 2


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