choana

noun
cho·​a·​na | \ ˈkō-ə-nə How to pronounce choana (audio) \
plural choanae\ -​ˌnē How to pronounce choanae (audio) \

Medical Definition of choana

: either of the pair of posterior apertures of the nasal cavity that open into the nasopharynx

called also posterior naris

Other Words from choana

choanal \ -​nəl How to pronounce choanal (audio) \ adjective

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“Choana.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/choana. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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