Glossopharyngeal Glos`so*phar`yn*ge"al (gl[o^]s"d[-o]*f[a^]r`[i^]n*j[=e]"al or gl[o^]s"d[-o]*f[.a]*r[i^]n"j[-e]*al), a. [Gr. glw^ssa the tongue + E. pharyngeal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; -- applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. -- n. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves. [1913 Webster]

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  • glossopharyngeal — adjective pertaining to the tongue and throat • Pertains to noun: ↑tongue, ↑throat * * * |glä](ˌ)sō, |glȯ]+ adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin glossopharyngeus glossopharyngeal (from gloss + pharyngeus pharyngeal) + English al more at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — Relating to the tongue and the pharynx. * * * glos·so·pha·ryn·geal .gläs ō fə rin j(ē )əl, .glȯs , .far ən jē əl adj 1) of or relating to both tongue and pharynx 2) of, relating to, or affecting the glossopharyngeal nerve <glossopharyngeal… …   Medical dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — noun see glossopharyngeal nerve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — /glos oh feuh rin jee euhl, jeuhl, far in jee euhl, glaw soh /, Anat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the tongue and pharynx. n. 2. See glossopharyngeal nerve. [1815 25; GLOSSO + PHARYNGEAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • glossopharyngeal — adjective Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx …   Wiktionary

  • glossopharyngeal — adj. pertaining to the tongue and the pharynx …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — glos·so·pharyngeal …   English syllables

  • glossopharyngeal — glos•so•pha•ryn•ge•al [[t]ˌglɒs oʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, dʒəl, ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl, ˌglɔ soʊ [/t]] adj. anat. of or pertaining to the tongue and pharynx • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Glossopharyngeal breathing — (GPB, also called frog breathing) is a means of forcing extra air into the lungs to expand the chest and achieve a functional cough. The technique involves the use of the glottis to add to an inspiratory effort by gulping boluses of air into the… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossopharyngeal nerve — Nerve: Glossopharyngeal nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves …   Wikipedia

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