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palatopharyngeus

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  • n. A long, fleshy fasciculus, narrower in the middle than at either end, forming, with the mucous membrane covering its surface, the palatopharyngeal arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small muscle in the posterior pillar of the palate, inserted into the stylopharyngeus.

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Examples

  • 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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