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vault of pharynx


Definition: the nonmuscular noncollapsing upper end of the nasopharynx where the pharyngeal mucosa is firmly applied to the body of the sphenoid bone and to pharyngobasilar fascia.

Synonym(s): fornix pharyngisTA, pharyngeal fornix

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