pharyngoglossus

noun
pha·​ryn·​go·​glos·​sus | \ -lȯs- \
plural pharyngoglossi\ -​ˌsī \

Definition of pharyngoglossus

: a part of the superior constrictor muscle of the pharynx inserting in the base of the tongue

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History and Etymology for pharyngoglossus

New Latin, from pharyng- + -glossus (from Greek glōssa tongue)

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“Pharyngoglossus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharyngoglossus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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