choana

noun

cho·​a·​na ˈkō-ə-nə How to pronounce choana (audio)
plural choanae -ˌnē How to pronounce choana (audio)
: either of the pair of posterior apertures of the nasal cavity that open into the nasopharynx

called also posterior naris

choanal adjective

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“Choana.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/choana. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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