salpingopharyngeus

noun

sal·​pin·​go·​pha·​ryn·​ge·​us -fə-ˈrin-jē-əs How to pronounce salpingopharyngeus (audio)
: a muscle of the pharynx that arises from the inferior part of the eustachian tube near its opening and passes downward to join the posterior part of the palatopharyngeus

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“Salpingopharyngeus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/salpingopharyngeus. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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