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Medical Term:

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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