Medical Dictionary

pillar of the fauces


Medical Definition of pillar of the fauces

  1. :  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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pillar of the fauces? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).