Relating to the tongue and the pharynx.

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glos·so·pha·ryn·geal .gläs-ō-fə-'rin-j(ē-)əl, .glȯs-, -.far-ən-'jē-əl adj
1) of or relating to both tongue and pharynx
2) of, relating to, or affecting the glossopharyngeal nerve <\glossopharyngeal lesions>

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glos·so·pha·ryn·ge·al (glos″o-fə-rinґje-əl) [glosso- + pharynx] pertaining to the tongue and pharynx.

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