laryngopharynx

laryngopharynx

[luh-ring-goh-far-ingks]
noun, plural laryngopharynges [luh-ring-goh-fuh-rin-jeez] , laryngopharynxes. Anatomy.
the lower part of the pharynx, above the larynx.

Origin:
1895–1900; laryngo- + pharynx

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laryngopharynx la·ryn·go·phar·ynx (lə-rĭng'gō-fār'ĭngks)
n.
The part of the pharynx that lies below the aperture of the larynx and behind the larynx and that extends to the esophagus. Also called hypopharynx.

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