from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as palatopharyngeal.
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The Pharyngopalatinus (Palatopharyngeus) is a long, fleshy fasciculus narrower in the middle than at either end, forming, with the mucous membrane covering its surface, the pharyngopalatine arch.
The Palatine Tonsils (tonsillæ palatinæ tonsil) are two prominent masses situated one on either side between the glossopalatine and pharyngopalatine arches.
The pharyngopalatine arch (arcus pharyngopalatinus; posterior pillar of fauces) is larger and projects farther toward the middle line than the anterior; it runs downward, lateralward, and backward to the side of the pharynx, and is formed by the projection of the Pharyngopalatinus, covered by mucous membrane.
She also had palatomyoclonus, seen as rhythmic, involuntary contractions of the soft palate and pharyngopalatine arch (one to two cycles per second) (