The water regurgitated is, however, by means of the elevation of the soft palate, forced into the pharyngeal pouch.
pharyngeal pouch n.
Any of the paired evaginations of embryonic pharyngeal endoderm that give rise to epithelial tissues and organs such as the thymus and thyroid glands. Also called branchial pouch.
branchial pouch n.
See pharyngeal pouch.