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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Fauces > Soft palate > Palatoglossal arch; Anterior pillar of fauces

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Arching lateralward and downward from the base of the uvula on either side of the soft palate are two curved folds of mucous membrane, containing muscular fibers, called the palatoglossal arches (pillars of the fauces).


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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