pharyngeal

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adjective pha·ryn·geal \ ˌfer-ən-ˈjē-əl , fa-rən- ; fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl \

Definition of pharyngeal

:relating to or located or produced in the region of the pharynx

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Origin and Etymology of pharyngeal

New Latin pharyngeus, from pharyng-, pharynx


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pharyngeal

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

medical Definition of pharyngeal

1 :relating to or located in the region of the pharynx
2 a :innervating the pharynx especially by contributing to the formation of the pharyngeal plexus
  • the pharyngeal branch of the vagus nerve
b :supplying or draining the pharynx
  • the pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery

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