The palatopharyngeal arch (pharyngopalatine arch, posterior pillar of fauces) is larger and projects farther toward the middle line than the palatoglossal arch; it runs downward, lateralward, and backward to the side of the pharynx, and is formed by the projection of the palatopharyngeal muscle, covered by mucous membrane.
The mouth cavity. The cheeks have been slit transversely and the tongue pulled forward. (Pharyngopalatine arch labeled at upper right.)
|Latin||arcus palatopharyngeus, arcus pharyngopalatinus|
- lesson10 at The Anatomy Lesson by Wesley Norman (Georgetown University)
- Anatomy figure: 34:01-04 at Human Anatomy Online, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- "Anatomy diagram: 05287.011-1". Roche Lexicon - illustrated navigator. Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2014-01-01.