choana

[ kōə-nə ]

n. pl. cho•a•nae (-nē′)

The opening into the nasopharynx of the nasal cavity on either side; posterior naris.

Nearby words

  1. chm,
  2. chm.,
  3. chmn.,
  4. cho oyu,
  5. choad,
  6. choanocyte,
  7. choanoflagellate,
  8. choate,
  9. choate, joseph hodges,
  10. choate, rufus


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