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hypopharynx

hypopharynx

noun hy·po·phar·ynx \-ˈfer-iŋ(k)s\

Definition of HYPOPHARYNX

1
:  an appendage or thickened fold on the floor of the mouth of many insects that resembles a tongue
2
:  the laryngeal part of the pharynx extending from the hyoid bone to the lower margin of the cricoid cartilage

Origin of HYPOPHARYNX

New Latin
First Known Use: 1826

hypopharynx

noun hy·po·phar·ynx \-ˈfar-iŋ(k)s\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural hy·po·pha·ryn·ges \-fə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\ also hy·po·phar·ynx·es

Medical Definition of HYPOPHARYNX

:  the laryngeal part of the pharynx extending from the hyoid bone to the lower margin of the cricoid cartilage

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