[glos-oh-fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, -far-in-jee-uh l, glaw-soh-]Anatomy
- of or relating to the tongue and pharynx.
Origin of glossopharyngeal
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The junction of the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves is shewn in Pl.
The whole nerve-complex formed by the glossopharyngeal and the vagus nerves cannot of course be shewn in any single section.
The glossopharyngeal nerve alone becomes eventually separated from the succeeding branches.
The relation of the branches of the vagus and glossopharyngeal to the branchial clefts requires no special remark.
The mixed nerves to the internal branchial segments, equivalent in the vertebrate to the vagus, glossopharyngeal, and facial.The Origin of Vertebrates
Walter Holbrook Gaskell
- Relating to the tongue and pharynx.
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