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tonsillar fossa

 

Definition: the depression between the palatoglossal and palatopharyngeal arches occupied by the palatine tonsil.

Synonym(s): fossa tonsillarisTA, sinus tonsillarisTA, amygdaloid fossa, tonsillar sinus

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