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Medical Term:

tonsillar fossulae (palatine and pharyngeal)

Definition

the small pits at the openings of the tonsillar crypts onto the external surface of the tonsil. They occur as palatine and pharyngeal tonsils.

Synonym(s): fossulae tonsillarum (palatini et pharyngealis)TA

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