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cricopharyngeal

[ krahy-koh-fuh-rin-jee-uhl, -juhl, -far-in-jee-uhl ]
/ ˌkraɪ koʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl /
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adjective Anatomy.

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

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Origin of cricopharyngeal

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

cricopharyngeal
[ krī′kō-fə-rĭnjəl, -făr′ĭn-jēəl ]

adj.

Relating to the cricoid cartilage and the pharynx.
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