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Plica semilunaris of the fauces

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Plica semilunaris of the fauces

Plica semilunaris of the fauces
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Latin plica semilunaris faucium
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Anatomical terminology

The plica semilunaris is the thin upper part of the fold of mucous membrane in the supratonsillar fossa that reaches across between the two arches. A separate fold is called the plica triangularis which runs inferoposteriorly from the posterior surface of the palatoglossal arch to cover the inferior portion of the tonsil.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)


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