Definition of glossopharyngeal in English:

glossopharyngeal

Line breaks: glosso|pha¦ryn¦geal
Pronunciation: /ˌglɒsəʊfəˈrɪn(d)ʒɪəl
 
, -ˌfar(ə)nˈdʒiːəl/

adjective

  • Relating to the tongue and pharynx.
    More example sentences
    • After several investigations, including computed tomography, he had undergone a trial of carbamazepine for glossopharyngeal neuralgia.
    • The increase in airway area in all three regions with glossopharyngeal stimulation was uniform across the pressure range.
    • In contrast, a greater increase in velopharyngeal lateral diameter resulted from glossopharyngeal stimulation than from any of the other nerves.

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek glōssa 'tongue' + pharyngeal (from modern Latin pharynx, pharyng- 'pharynx').

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