retropharyngeal

adjective
ret·ro·pha·ryn·geal | \-ˌfar-ən-ˈjē-əl, -fə-ˈrin-j(ē-)əl \

Medical Definition of retropharyngeal 

: situated or occurring behind the pharynx a retropharyngeal abscess

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