cricopharyngeal

cricopharyngeal

[krahy-koh-fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -juhl, -far-in-jee-uhl]
adjective Anatomy.
of, pertaining to, or involving the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.

Origin:
crico- (see cricoid) + pharyngeal

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cricopharyngeal cri·co·pha·ryn·ge·al (krī'kō-fə-rĭn'jē-əl, -jəl, -fār'ĭn-jē'əl)
adj.
Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.

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