laryngopharynx

[ luh-ring-goh-far-ingks ]
/ ləˌrɪŋ goʊˈfær ɪŋks /

noun, plural la·ryn·go·pha·ryn·ges [luh-ring-goh-fuh-rin-jeez] /ləˌrɪŋ goʊ fəˈrɪn dʒiz/, la·ryn·go·phar·ynx·es. Anatomy.

the lower part of the pharynx, above the larynx.

Nearby words

  1. laryngoparalysis,
  2. laryngopathy,
  3. laryngopharyngeal,
  4. laryngopharyngectomy,
  5. laryngopharyngitis,
  6. laryngophony,
  7. laryngoplasty,
  8. laryngoplegia,
  9. laryngoptosis,
  10. laryngorhinology

Origin of laryngopharynx

First recorded in 1895–1900; laryngo- + pharynx

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Medicine definitions for laryngopharynx

laryngopharynx

[ lə-rĭng′gō-fărĭngks ]

n.

The part of the pharynx that lies below the aperture of the larynx and behind the larynx and that extends to the esophagus.hypopharynx

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