- Entomology. a tonguelike lobe on the floor of the mouth in many insects.
- Anatomy. the lower part of the pharynx.
Origin of hypopharynx
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Just below this is the hypopharynx, the lateral margins of which are very thin.Insects and Diseases
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The labrum is considered by some authorities to be the hypopharynx.The Flea
Distinct and conspicuous maxillulae are associated with the tongue or hypopharynx.
Endolabium: the inner or mouth surface of the labium: the hypopharynx when that is well developed.
Hypopharynx: a sensitive and sensory structure on the upper surface of labium that serves as an organ of taste, or true tongue.
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