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pharyngeal opening of pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube

 

Definition: an opening in the upper part of the nasopharynx about 1.2 cm behind the posterior extremity of the inferior concha on each side.

Synonym(s): ostium pharyngeum tubae auditivaeTA, ostium pharyngeum tubae auditoriae, pharyngeal opening of eustachian tube

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