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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  • Glossopharyngeal — Glos so*phar yn*ge al (gl[o^]s d[ o]*f[a^]r [i^]n*j[=e] al or gl[o^]s d[ o]*f[.a]*r[i^]n j[ e]*al), a. [Gr. glw^ssa the tongue + E. pharyngeal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; applied especially to the ninth pair of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glossopharyngeal — adjective pertaining to the tongue and throat • Pertains to noun: ↑tongue, ↑throat * * * |glä](ˌ)sō, |glȯ]+ adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin glossopharyngeus glossopharyngeal (from gloss + pharyngeus pharyngeal) + English al more at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — noun see glossopharyngeal nerve …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — /glos oh feuh rin jee euhl, jeuhl, far in jee euhl, glaw soh /, Anat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the tongue and pharynx. n. 2. See glossopharyngeal nerve. [1815 25; GLOSSO + PHARYNGEAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • glossopharyngeal — adjective Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx …   Wiktionary

  • glossopharyngeal — adj. pertaining to the tongue and the pharynx …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glossopharyngeal — glos·so·pharyngeal …   English syllables

  • glossopharyngeal — glos•so•pha•ryn•ge•al [[t]ˌglɒs oʊ fəˈrɪn dʒi əl, dʒəl, ˌfær ɪnˈdʒi əl, ˌglɔ soʊ [/t]] adj. anat. of or pertaining to the tongue and pharynx • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Glossopharyngeal breathing — (GPB, also called frog breathing) is a means of forcing extra air into the lungs to expand the chest and achieve a functional cough. The technique involves the use of the glottis to add to an inspiratory effort by gulping boluses of air into the… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossopharyngeal nerve — Nerve: Glossopharyngeal nerve Plan of upper portions of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves …   Wikipedia

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