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peripharyngeal space


Definition: the space, filled with loose areolar tissue, around the pharynx; it is divided into two portions, parapharyngeal (lateral pharyngeal) spatium and retropharyngeal spatium.

Synonym(s): spatium peripharyngeumTA

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