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) \

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

Learn More About craniopharyngeal

Dictionary Entries Near craniopharyngeal

craniopathy

craniopharyngeal

craniopharyngioma

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Craniopharyngeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/craniopharyngeal. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!