palatopharyngeus

noun

pal·​a·​to·​pha·​ryn·​ge·​us -ˌfar-ən-ˈjē-əs; -fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əs How to pronounce palatopharyngeus (audio)
: a longitudinal muscle of the pharynx that arises from the soft palate, contributes to the structure of the palatopharyngeal arch, and is inserted into the thyroid cartilage and the wall of the pharynx

called also pharyngopalatinus

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“Palatopharyngeus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/palatopharyngeus. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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