hypopharynx
n. [Gr. hypo, under; pharyngx, pharynx]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Chelicerata)
The chitinous plate situated on the labium in certain Acari.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea)
The metastoma.
3. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
a. A median mouth-part structure anterior to the labium, usually associated with the salivary glands by ducts. b. A tongue-like lobe that arises from the mouth-cavity floor and serves as a sensory apparatus for taste, variously modified for feeding in many groups; ligua; glossa; hypopharyngeal adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Hypopharynx — Hy po*phar ynx, n. [NL. See {Hypo }, and {Pharynx}.] (Zo[ o]l.) An appendage or fold on the lower side of the pharynx, in certain insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypopharynx — ● hypopharynx nom masculin Partie inférieure du pharynx …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hypopharynx — Der Hypopharynx ist ein Bereich im Kopf /Halsbereich von Tieren und Menschen. Beim Menschen bezeichnet Hypopharynx den untersten Teil des Rachens (Pharynx) von der Oberkante der Epiglottis bis zum oberen Ösophagusmund bzw. einer gedachten Linie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hypopharynx — L hypopharynx de l homme est la portion inférieure du pharynx. L’hypopharynx appelée également pharynx laryngé qui communique avec l’orifice supérieur du larynx. L hypopharynx se trouve en arrière de l’épiglotte. Son rôle est d assurer la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hypopharynx — Laryngopharynx (fachsprachlich); Pars laryngea pharyngis (fachsprachlich); Schlundrachen * * * Hypopharynx,   Anatomie: 1) Pạrs larỵngea, Kehlkopfrachen, beim Menschen der unterste Teil des Rachens (Pharynx); reicht vom Kehlkopf bis zum Eingang …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hypopharynx — The bottom part of the throat. Cancer of the hypopharynx is also known as hypopharyngeal cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • hypopharynx — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1826 1. an appendage or thickened fold on the floor of the mouth of many insects that resembles a tongue 2. the laryngeal part of the pharynx extending from the hyoid bone to the lower margin of the cricoid… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypopharynx — /huy peuh far ingks/, n., pl. hypopharynges / feuh rin jeez/, hypopharynxes. 1. Entomol. a tonguelike lobe on the floor of the mouth in many insects. 2. Anat. the lower part of the pharynx. [1820 30; HYPO + PHARYNX] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypopharynx — laryngopharynx. * * * hy·po·phar·ynx far iŋ(k)s n, pl pha·ryn·ges fə rin (.)jēz also phar·ynx·es the laryngeal part of the pharynx extending from the hyoid bone to the lower margin of the cricoid cartilage * * * (laryngopharynx) n. the part of… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypopharynx — (i po fa rinks ) s. m. Terme d entomologie. Appendice du pharynx de quelques hyménoptères. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Hypo...., et pharynx …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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