Pharyngeal

pharyngeal

(Science: anatomy) Of or pertaining to the pharynx; in the region of the pharynx.

See: pharynx.

(Science: anatomy) A pharyngeal bone or cartilage; especially, one of the lower pharyngeals, which belong to the rudimentary fifth branchial arch in many fishes, or one of the upper pharyngeals, or pharyngobranchials, which are the dorsal elements in the complete branchial arches.

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