Definition of Pharyngeal recess
1. Noun. A small recess in the wall of the pharynx.
Medical Definition of Pharyngeal recess
1. A slitlike depression in the membranous (non-muscular) pharyngeal wall extending posterior to the opening of the auditory (eustachian) tube. Synonym: recessus pharyngeus, recessus infundibuliformis, Rosenmuller's fossa, Rosenmuller's recess. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Pharyngeal recess
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1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"On each side wall of the naso-pharynx is seen the orifice of the corresponding auditory tube, and posterior to it the pharyngeal recess. ..."
2. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"On each side wall of the naso-pharynx is seen the orifice ^ of the corresponding auditory tube, and posterior to it the X pharyngeal recess. ..."
3. Textbook of Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1905)
"The palate in its growth backwards crosses tue d-ft. which it divides into two parts—namely, the pharyngeal recess above, ..."
4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Behind the ostium of the auditory tube is a deep recess, the pharyngeal recess (fossa of Rosenmuller). On the posterior wall is a prominence, best marked in ..."