Palatoglossal arch



palatoglossal arch n.
Either of two ridges or folds of mucous membrane passing from the soft palate to the side of the tongue and enclosing the palatoglossus muscle.

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    palatoglossus muscle pal·a·to·glos·sus muscle (pāl’ə-tō-glô’səs) n. A muscle, with insertion into the side of the tongue, with nerve supply from the pharyngeal plexus, and whose action raises the back of the tongue and narrows the fauces.

  • Palatognathous

    palatognathous pal·a·tog·na·thous (pāl’ə-tŏg’nə-thəs) adj. Having a cleft palate.



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    [pal-uh-tuh-gram] /ˈpæl ə təˌgræm/ noun 1. Phonetics. a diagram or photograph obtained through palatography.

  • Palatography

    [pal-uh-tog-ruh-fee] /ˌpæl əˈtɒg rə fi/ noun, Phonetics. 1. a technique for observing the position of the tongue in relation to the palate during articulation, especially by placing powder or dye on the palate and then noting the area from which it has been removed by the contact of the tongue with the palate during the […]



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