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muscles of soft palate and fauces


Definition: muscles acting on and comprising most of the mass of the soft palate and bounding the isthmus of the fauces; included are the levator and tensor veli palatini muscles, the muscle of the uvula, the palatoglossus, and palatopharyngeus.

Synonym(s): musculi palati mollis et fauciumTA

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