craniopharyngeal

adjective

cra·​nio·​pha·​ryn·​geal ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˌfar-ən-ˈjē-əl How to pronounce craniopharyngeal (audio) -fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl How to pronounce craniopharyngeal (audio)
: 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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“Craniopharyngeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/craniopharyngeal. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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