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Medical Term:

stylopharyngeus (muscle)


Definition: origin, root of styloid process; insertion, thyroid cartilage and wall of pharynx (becomes part of the longitudinal coat): action, elevates pharynx and larynx; nerve supply, glossopharyngeal.

Synonym(s): musculus stylopharyngeusTA, stylopharyngeal muscle

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