pharyngeal

[fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -juhl, far-in-jee-uhl]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining 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-guhl] .


Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin pharynge(us) pharyngeal (see pharyng-, -eous) + -al1

postpharyngal, adjective
postpharyngeal, adjective
subpharyngal, adjective
subpharyngeal, adjective
subpharyngeally, adverb
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pharyngeal or pharyngal (ˌfærɪnˈdʒiːəl, fəˈrɪŋɡəl)
 
adj
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
 
n
3.  phonetics a pharyngeal speech sound
 
[C19: from New Latin pharyngeus; see pharynx]
 
pharyngal or pharyngal
 
adj
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin pharyngeus; see pharynx]

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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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Example sentences
The teeth on the pharyngeal jaws are designed to drag the prey further in.
Four branchial grooves are present: the stomodeum is well-marked, and the bucco-pharyngeal membrane has disappeared.
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