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Medical Term:

supratonsillar fossa

Definition

the interval between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches above the tonsil, most obvious after the tonsil has regressed in the adult.

Synonym(s): fossa supratonsillarisTA, supratonsillar recess, Tourtual sinus

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