n. lower part of the pharynx (located above the larynx)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • laryngopharynx — /leuh ring goh far ingks/, n., pl. laryngopharynges / feuh rin jeez/, laryngopharynxes. Anat. the lower part of the pharynx, above the larynx. [1895 1900; LARYNGO + PHARYNX] * * * …   Universalium

  • laryngopharynx — [lə riŋ΄gō far′iŋks] n. pl. laryngopharynges [lə riŋ΄gōfar′in jēz΄] or laryngopharynxes the lower part of the pharynx, extending from the upper tip of the epiglottis to the larynx and esophagus: see PHARYNX: cf. OROPHARYNX, NASOPHARYNX… …   English World dictionary

  • laryngopharynx — noun the lower part of the pharynx • Derivationally related forms: ↑laryngopharyngeal • Hypernyms: ↑cavity, ↑bodily cavity, ↑cavum • Part Holonyms: ↑throat, ↑pharynx …   Useful english dictionary

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