palatopharyngeal arch


Either of two ridges or folds of mucous membrane passing from the soft palate to the wall of the pharynx and enclosing the palatopharyngeal muscle.

Nearby words

  1. passive clot,
  2. passive congestion,
  3. passive euthanasia,
  4. passive hemagglutination,
  5. passive hyperemia,
  6. passive margin,
  7. passive movement,
  8. passive noun,
  9. passive obedience,
  10. passive reason

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