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palatopharyngeus

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noun pal·a·to·pha·ryn·ge·us \ -ˌfar-ən-ˈjē-əs; -fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əs \

medical Definition of palatopharyngeus

: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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