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Glossopharyngeal

Glossopharyngeal

(Science: anatomy) Pertaining to both the tongue and the pharynx; applied especially to the ninth pair of cranial nerves, which are distributed to the pharynx and tongue. One of the glossopharyngeal nerves.

Origin: gr. The tongue _ E. Pharyngeal.


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