pharyngeal

pharyngeal
Relating to the pharynx. SYN: pharyngeus. [Mod. L. pharyngeus]

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pha·ryn·geal .far-ən-'jē-əl, fə-'rin-j(ē-)əl adj
1) relating to or located in the region of the pharynx
2 a) innervating the pharynx esp. by contributing to the formation of the pharyngeal plexus <the \pharyngeal branch of the vagus nerve>
b) supplying or draining the pharynx <the \pharyngeal branch of the maxillary artery>

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