Definition of Pharyngeal recess

1. Noun. A small recess in the wall of the pharynx.

Group relationships: Pharynx, Throat
Generic synonyms: Corner, Niche, Recess, Recession



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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharyngeal Recess

pharyngeal flap
pharyngeal fornix
pharyngeal glands
pharyngeal grooves
pharyngeal hypophysis
pharyngeal isthmus
pharyngeal membranes
pharyngeal mucosa
pharyngeal muscles
pharyngeal opening of auditory tube
pharyngeal opening of eustachian tube
pharyngeal pituitary
pharyngeal plexus
pharyngeal pouch syndrome
pharyngeal raphe
pharyngeal recess (current term)
pharyngeal reflex
pharyngeal ridge
pharyngeal space
pharyngeal tonsil
pharyngeal tonsils
pharyngeal tubercle
pharyngeal vein
pharyngeal veins
pharyngealization
pharyngealize
pharyngealized
pharyngealizes
pharyngealizing
pharyngectomy

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 ..."

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