Palatoglossal arch

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Palatoglossal arch
The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Glossopalatine arch labeled at upper right.)
Latin Arcus palatoglossus,
arcus glossopalatinus
TA A05.2.01.005
FMA 55024
Anatomical terminology
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The palatoglossal arch (glossopalatine arch, anterior pillar of fauces) on either side runs downward, lateral (to the side), and forward to the side of the base of the tongue, and is formed by the projection of the glossopalatine muscle with its covering mucous membrane. It is the anterior border of the isthmus of the fauces and marks the border between the mouth and the palatopharyngeal arch. The latter marks the beginning of the pharynx.


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1137 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

External links

  • lesson10 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
  • Anatomy figure: 34:01-05 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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