hypopharynx

hypopharynx

[hahy-puh-far-ingks]
noun, plural hypopharynges [hahy-puh-fuh-rin-jeez] , hypopharynxes.
1.
Entomology. a tonguelike lobe on the floor of the mouth in many insects.
2.
Anatomy. the lower part of the pharynx.

Origin:
1820–30; hypo- + pharynx

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hypopharynx hy·po·phar·ynx (hī'pō-fār'ĭngks)
n.
See laryngopharynx.

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