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pharyngeal

[fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, far-in-jee-uh l] /fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated near the pharynx.
2.
Phonetics. articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and constriction of the pharynx.
noun
3.
Phonetics. a pharyngeal speech sound.
Also, pharyngal
[fuh-ring-guh l] /fəˈrɪŋ gəl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin pharynge(us) pharyngeal (see pharyng-, -eous) + -al1
Related forms
postpharyngal, adjective
postpharyngeal, adjective
subpharyngal, adjective
subpharyngeal, adjective
subpharyngeally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pharyngal

pharyngeal

/ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated in or near the pharynx
2.
(phonetics) pronounced or supplemented in pronunciation with an articulation in or constriction of the pharynx
noun
3.
(phonetics) a pharyngeal speech sound
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin pharyngeus; see pharynx
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Word Origin and History for pharyngal

pharyngeal

adj.

"pertaining to the pharynx," 1799, from Modern Latin pharyngeus, from pharynx (see pharynx) + -al (1). Alternative pharyngal is attested from 1835, from Modern Latin pharyngem with -al (1) substituted.

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pharyngal in Medicine

pharyngeal pha·ryn·ge·al (fə-rĭn'jē-əl, -jəl, fār'ĭn-jē'əl) or pha·ryn·gal (fə-rĭng'gəl)
adj.
Of, relating to, located in, or coming from the pharynx.

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