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craniopharyngeal

adjective cra·nio·pha·ryn·geal \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˌfar-ən-ˈjē-əl , -fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl \

medical Definition of craniopharyngeal

: relating to or connecting the cavity of the skull and the pharynx
  • the craniopharyngeal canal connecting the hypophyseal diverticulum with buccal ectoderm in the fetus

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