cricopharyngeal

[ krahy-koh-fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, -far-in-jee-uh l ]
/ ˌkraɪ koʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl /

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or involving the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.

Origin of cricopharyngeal

crico- (see cricoid) + pharyngeal
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Medicine definitions for cricopharyngeal

cricopharyngeal

[ krī′kō-fə-rĭnjəl, -făr′ĭn-jēəl ]

adj.

Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.
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