pharyngeal [f uh- rin-jee- uh l, -j uh l, far-in- jee- uh l] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN adjective of, relating to, or situated near the pharynx. . Phonetics articulated with retraction of the root of the tongue and constriction of the pharynx. noun . Phonetics a pharyngeal speech sound.
pha·ryn·gal [f uh- ring-g uh l] /fəˈrɪŋ gəl/
Origin of pharyngeal 1820–30;
New Latin pharynge(us
) pharyngeal (see
-al 1 Related forms post·pha·ryn·gal, adjective post·pha·ryn·ge·al, adjective sub·pha·ryn·gal, adjective sub·pha·ryn·ge·al, adjective sub·pha·ryn·ge·al·ly, adverb
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C19: from New Latin
pharyngeus; see pharynx
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Word Origin and History for pharyngeal adj.
"pertaining to the pharynx," 1799, from Modern Latin
pharyngeus, from pharynx (see pharynx) + -al (1). Alternative pharyngal is attested from 1835, from Modern Latin pharyngem with -al (1) substituted.
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pharyngeal [fə-rĭn ′jəl, făr′ĭn-jē ′əl] adj. Of, relating to, located in, or coming from the pharynx.
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