pillar of the fauces

noun

Medical Definition of pillar of the fauces

: either of two curved folds on each side that bound the fauces and enclose the tonsil

called also arch of the fauces, palatine arch

— see palatoglossal arch, palatopharyngeal arch

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“Pillar of the fauces.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pillar%20of%20the%20fauces. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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