hypopharynx

[hahy-puh-far-ingks]
noun, plural hy·po·pha·ryn·ges [hahy-puh-fuh-rin-jeez] /ˌhaɪ pə fəˈrɪn dʒiz/, hy·po·phar·ynx·es.
  1. Entomology. a tonguelike lobe on the floor of the mouth in many insects.
  2. Anatomy. the lower part of the pharynx.

Origin of hypopharynx

First recorded in 1820–30; hypo- + pharynx
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hypopharynx in Medicine

hypopharynx

[hī′pō-fărĭngks]
n.
  1. laryngopharynx
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