hypopharynx

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noun hy·po·phar·ynx \ˌhī-pō-ˈfer-iŋ(k)s\

Definition of hypopharynx

  1. 1 :  an appendage or thickened fold on the floor of the mouth of many insects that resembles a tongue

  2. 2 :  the laryngeal part of the pharynx extending from the hyoid bone to the lower margin of the cricoid cartilage

Origin and Etymology of hypopharynx

New Latin


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

hypopharynx

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noun hy·po·phar·ynx \-ˈfar-iŋ(k)s\

Medical Definition of hypopharynx

plural

hypopharynges

\-fə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\play also

hypopharynxes

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


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