hypopharynx

[ hahy-puh-far-ingks ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈfær ɪŋks /

noun, plural hy·po·pha·ryn·ges [hahy-puh-fuh-rin-jeez], /ˌhaɪ pə fəˈrɪn dʒiz/, hy·po·phar·ynx·es.

Entomology. a tonguelike lobe on the floor of the mouth in many insects.
Anatomy. the lower part of the pharynx.

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Origin of hypopharynx

First recorded in 1820–30; hypo- + pharynx
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Medical definitions for hypopharynx

hypopharynx
[ hī′pō-fărĭngks ]

n.

laryngopharynx
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