hypopharynx

noun hy·po·phar·ynx \ ˌhī-pō-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 and Etymology of hypopharynx

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hypopharynx

noun hy·po·phar·ynx \ -ˈfar-iŋ(k)s \

medical Definition of hypopharynx

plural hypopharynges play \-fə-ˈrin-(ˌ)jēz\ also hypopharynxes
: the laryngeal part of the pharynx extending from the hyoid bone to the lower margin of the cricoid cartilage

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