[fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, far-in-jee-uh l]
- Phonetics. a pharyngeal speech sound.
Also pha·ryn·gal [fuh-ring-guh l] /fəˈrɪŋ gəl/.
Origin of pharyngeal
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Examples from the Web for pharyngeal
Here is placed the pharyngeal pump which is provided with a sucking apparatus.The Flea
The enamel of the pharyngeal teeth of some Teleosteans is hypoblastic in origin.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The tone receives its expression from the pharyngeal cavity.Seed Thoughts for Singers
Frank Herbert Tubbs
The pharyngeal arches of the hybrids are peculiarly deformed.Five Natural Hybrid Combinations in Minnows (Cyprinidae)
Frank B. Cross
The pharyngeal teeth are subulate and acute, and of unequal heights.Discoveries in Australia, Volume 1.
J Lort Stokes
- of, relating to, or situated in or near the pharynx
- phonetics pronounced or supplemented in pronunciation with an articulation in or constriction of the pharynx
- phonetics a pharyngeal speech sound
C19: from New Latin pharyngeus; see pharynx
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Word Origin and History for pharyngeal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, located in, or coming from the pharynx.
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