pharyngeal
adjective Etymology: New Latin pharyngeus, from pharyng-, pharynx Date: circa 1823 relating to or located or produced in the region of the pharynx

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  • Pharyngeal — Phar yn*ge al, n. (Anat.) A pharyngeal bone or cartilage; especially, one of the lower pharyngeals, which belong to the rudimentary fifth branchial arch in many fishes, or one of the upper pharyngeals, or pharyngobranchials, which are the dorsal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pharyngeal — Phar yn*ge al, a. [See {Pharynx}.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pharynx; in the region of the pharynx. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pharyngeal — 1828, from Mod.L. pharyngeus, from pharynx (see PHARYNX (Cf. pharynx)) + AL (Cf. al) (1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pharyngeal — [fə riŋ′gəlfə rin′jē əl, far΄ən jē′əl] adj. [< ModL pharyngeus] of, or in the region of, the pharynx: also pharyngal [fə riŋ′gəl] …   English World dictionary

  • Pharyngeal — The word pharyngeal, meaning to do with the pharynx or throat, may refer to: * Pharynx, for pharyngeal anatomy * Pharyngeal muscles **Superior pharyngeal constrictor muscle ** Middle pharyngeal constrictor muscle ** Inferior pharyngeal… …   Wikipedia

  • pharyngeal — Relating to the pharynx. SYN: pharyngeus. [Mod. L. pharyngeus] * * * pha·ryn·geal .far ən jē əl, fə rin j(ē )əl adj 1) relating to or located in the region of the pharynx 2 a) innervating the pharynx esp. by contributing to the formation of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • pharyngeal — /feuh rin jee euhl, jeuhl, far in jee euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the pharynx. 2. Phonet. articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and constriction of the pharynx. n. 3. Phonet. a pharyngeal speech sound. Also …   Universalium

  • pharyngeal — I noun a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat • Syn: ↑guttural, ↑guttural consonant, ↑pharyngeal consonant • Derivationally related forms: ↑guttural (for: ↑gut …   Useful english dictionary

  • pharyngeal — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the pharynx. b) Articulated with the pharynx, a term usually describing a consonant which is articulated by the rear area of the tongue being raised to below the region between the uvula and the pharyngeal wall.… …   Wiktionary

  • pharyngeal — pha•ryn•ge•al [[t]fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, dʒəl, ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl[/t]] also pha•ryn•gal [[t]fəˈrɪŋ gəl[/t]] adj. 1) anat. of, pertaining to, or situated near the pharynx 2) phn (of a speech sound) articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and… …   From formal English to slang

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