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Medical Term:

isthmus of fauces

Definition

the constricted and short space that establishes the connection between the cavity of the mouth and the oropharynx, bounded anteriorly by the palatoglossal folds and posteriorly by the palatopharyngeal folds; the lateral well is the tonsillar fossa.

Synonym(s): isthmus fauciumTA, oropharyngeal isthmus

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