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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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