nasopharyngeal

adjective na·so·pha·ryn·geal \ ˌnā-zō-fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl , -ˌfer-ən-ˈjē-əl , -ˌfa-rən- \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of nasopharyngeal

: of, relating to, or affecting the nose and pharynx or the nasopharynx

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First Known Use of nasopharyngeal

1848

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nasopharyngeal

adjective na·so·pha·ryn·geal \ ˌnā-zō-fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl , -ˌfar-ən-ˈjē-əl \

medical Definition of nasopharyngeal

: of, relating to, or affecting the nose and pharynx or the nasopharynx
  • nasopharyngeal cancer
  • nasopharyngeal secretions

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