glossopharyngeal

[ glos-oh-fuh-rin-jee-uh l, -juh l, -far-in-jee-uh l, glaw-soh- ]
/ ˌglɒs oʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, -dʒəl, -ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl, ˌglɔ soʊ- /
Anatomy

adjective

of or relating to the tongue and pharynx.

noun

Origin of glossopharyngeal

First recorded in 1815–25; glosso- + pharyngeal
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glossopharyngeal

[ glôs′ō-fə-rĭnjəl, -făr′ən-jēəl ]

adj.

Relating to the tongue and pharynx.
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