tensor muscle of soft palate
A muscle with origin from the sphenoid bone and the eustachian tube, with insertion into the hard and soft palate, with nerve supply from the branches of the trigeminal nerve through the otic ganglion, and whose action tenses the soft palate and opens the eustachian tube.
Palette, Pallet, Or Palate?Palette, pallet, and palate are homophones, which means they’re all pronounced the same way, but mean different things.
Verb Tenses: Past, Future, And Even PerfectThe six basic verb tenses are past, present, future, past perfect, present perfect, and future perfect. Verb tenses identify the time period when an action occurs. They also show relationships between events that happen at different times. The simple tenses (past, present, and future) are the most basic forms. Simple Tenses Present tense describes events happening now. It’s also useful for describing a direct action …
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