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Medical Term:

tonsillar crypt


Definition: one of a variable number of deep recesses that extend into the lingual, palatine, pharyngeal, and tubal tonsils from the free surface where they open at the tonsillar fossa.

Synonym(s): crypta tonsillarisTA

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