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choana

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noun cho·a·na \ˈkō-ə-nə\

Medical Definition of choana

plural

choanae

\-ˌnē\play
  1. :  either of the pair of posterior apertures of the nasal cavity that open into the nasopharynx—called also posterior naris

choanal

\-nəl\play adjective

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